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Meaning of VERBIAGE

Pronunciation:  'vurbeeij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
  2. [n]  overabundance of words
 

VERBIAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: choice of words, diction, phraseology, phrasing, wording
 
 See Also: expression, formulation, mot juste, verbalisation, verbalization, verboseness, verbosity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ver"bi*age\ (?; 48), n. [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a
word. See {Verb}.]
The use of many words without necessity, or with little
sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.

      Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking.
                                               --W. Irving.

      This barren verbiage current among men.  --Tennyson.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

When the context involves a software or hardware system, this refers to documentation. This term borrows the connotations of mainstream "verbiage" to suggest that the documentation is of marginal utility and that the motives behind its production have little to do with the ostensible subject.

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