wordage

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Etymology[edit]

word +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

wordage ‎(countable and uncountable, plural wordages)

  1. Words collectively.
  2. The excessive use of words; verbiage.
    • 1829 April, "Article VIII" (review of The Cause of Dry Rot Discovered), The Westminster Review, p. 417 (Google books view):
      But the plates are good, and, in reality, sufficient without all the wordage.
  3. The number of words used in a text.
    • 1951 July 2, "MacArthur Hearing: Curtain," Time (retrieved 21 April 2015):
      The official transcript totaled 2,045,000 words—more than twice the wordage of the Bible.
  4. The choice of words used; phraseology.
    • 1990 May 15, Jack Curry, "Winfield Case Heads to Arbitrator," New York Times (retrieved 21 April 2015):
      "With the wordage in the contract, we think we have a good case."

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  • wordage at OneLook Dictionary Search