wording

[ wur-ding ]
/ ˈwɜr dɪŋ /

noun

the act or manner of expressing in words; phrasing.
the particular choice of words in which a thing is expressed: He liked the thought but not the wording.

Nearby words

  1. wordbook,
  2. wordbreak,
  3. worde,
  4. worde, wynkyn de,
  5. wordie,
  6. wordless,
  7. wordlessly,
  8. wordmonger,
  9. wordplay,
  10. words

Origin of wording

First recorded in 1555–65; word + -ing1

Synonym study

See diction.

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British Dictionary definitions for wordings'

wording

/ (ˈwɜːdɪŋ) /

noun

the way in which words are used to express a statement, report, etc, esp a written one
the words themselves, as used in a written statement or a sign
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Word Origin and History for wordings'

wording

n.

"choice of words," apparently was coined by Milton in "Eikonoklastes" (1649). From present participle of word (v.).

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