wordage


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word·age

 (wûr′dĭj)
n.
1. Words considered as a group, or the manner in which words are used: "He stammered indistinctly, searching for the correct wordage" (Tom Robbins).
2. The number of words used, as in a novel: Is the author's payment based on total wordage?

wordage

(ˈwɜːdɪdʒ)
n
(Linguistics) words considered collectively, esp a quantity of words

word•age

(ˈwɜr dɪdʒ)

n.
1. words collectively.
2. quantity or amount of words.
3. verbiage; wordiness.
4. choice of words; wording.
[1820–30]
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wordage

noun
1. Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
2. Choice of words and the way in which they are used:
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wordage

[ˈwɜːdɪdʒ] Nnúmero m or recuento m de palabras
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