wording


wording
noun
ADJECTIVE
actual, careful, exact, precise, specific
original

I can't remember the original wording.

clear
appropriate
vague
ambiguous

The wording was deliberately ambiguous.

VERB + WORDING
alter, change
use

I understand, but I wouldn't use that exact wording.

think about

We need to think carefully about the wording of the request.

PREPOSITION
wording of

What's the exact wording of the clause?


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  • wording — UK [ˈwɜː(r)dɪŋ] / US [ˈwɜrdɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the words that are used in a particular piece of writing or speech The wording of the proposal needs careful consideration. exact/precise/specific wording: I can t recall the exact wording …   English dictionary