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Meaning of VERBIAGE

Pronunciation:  'vurbeeij

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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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