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

Definition of wording

: the act or manner of expressing in words : phraseology

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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 The final regulation is expected in the coming weeks, and gun control advocates are waiting to see how aggressive the wording will be. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 The wording, though, is a tenth of the battle at best. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 Further details, including question wording, and detailed data can be found at the Berkeley IGS website. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Create inclusive job descriptions and identify and reduce wording bias (exclusionary terms surrounding gender, age and culture) that may be deterring diverse candidates from applying. . Rebecca Skilbeck, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Wipe out the spousal rape law and remove the weird wording in the regular rape law that makes prosecutors prove the defendant wasn’t married to the victim. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 But Adams pushes back against the description of most MCPS buildings as non-ADA compliant, saying that wording doesn’t accurately capture the situation. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 The wording must be approved and submitted to Hennepin county officials by Aug. 20 in order for the amendment to make it on the ballot in November. Fox News, 4 May 2021 Indeed, the justices will likely scrutinize the specific wording of the statutes at issue. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of wording

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wording was in 1649

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3 Jun 2021

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“Wording.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wording. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wording

: the way in which something is said or written : the words that are used to say something


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

Kids Definition of wording

: the way something is put into words


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