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phrasing

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1 an act, process, or means of putting something into words
  • research has shown that the phrasing of the question on certain hot-button issues greatly influences the response

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2 the way in which something is put into words
  • a particularly delicate and careful phrasing of the statement regarding the nature of the couple's relationship

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phrasing

verb
present participle of phrase

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to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • he had trouble thinking of how to phrase his question for the visiting dignitary

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The first known use of phrasing was in 1611

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“Phrasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/phrasing. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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