word·​ing | \ ˈwər-diŋ How to pronounce wording (audio) \

Definition of wording

: the act or manner of expressing in words : phraseology

Examples of wording in a Sentence

What's the exact wording of the agreement? it's important to get the wording of this law precisely correct
Recent Examples on the Web Bayh, whose advocacy for equality was inspired by his wife Marvella having been refused admission to law school because of her gender, told King the final wording of Title IX was almost accidental. Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 Last week, a federal appeals court twisted the wording of the landmark anti-discrimination law to prohibit schools from ever differentiating between boys and girls. Jennifer C. Braceras, National Review, 20 June 2022 Negotiators from both parties are hammering out the wording of the legislation to present the full Senate, hoping to keep enough Republicans happy to get the 60 votes needed to beat a GOP filibuster. Harold Maass, The Week, 15 June 2022 Commissioners could authorize county staff Tuesday to work out wording of the amendment, then vote on a final agreement at a later date. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 2 May 2022 The stated intent of an individual lawmaker (even a co-author) does not necessarily speak for an entire legislature that passed a law, nor override the specific wording of a statute or how courts have interpreted those words. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 21 Apr. 2022 Tesla has changed the wording slightly on the Cybertruck ordering page. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 14 Jan. 2022 The board also discussed changing the wording of its public participation policy statement, which appears on the agenda for each meeting at which the public is invited to speak. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 Parents’ rights advocates had intentionally left the wording of the amendment vague. Jennifer C. Berkshire, The New Republic, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wording

1649, in the meaning defined above

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“Wording.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wording. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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: the way something is put into words

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