diction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin dictiō, dictiōnis, from dictus, past participle of dicere (to speak), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to show, point out).

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Noun[edit]

diction (countable and uncountable, plural dictions)

  1. Choice and use of words, especially with regard to effective communication.
  2. The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice and expression.

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  • diction at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • diction in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911