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wordlist (plural wordlists)

  1. (especially linguistics) A written collection of all words derived from a particular source, or sharing some other characteristic.
    • 2018, Clarence Green, James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, →DOI, page 105:
      For example, the focus of most previous wordlists has been on general academic vocabulary or the discipline-specific vocabulary needed in tertiary education.
  2. (publishing) The section of a style guide that lists particular words and terms, arranged alphabetically, to show for each one the preferred orthographic styling (e.g., hyphenation, spelling variant), as well as any usage prescription to be enforced about its usage.

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