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A statement of the meaning of a term. The term to be defined is the definiendum. The term may have different senses and multiple meanings. For each meaning, definiens is a cluster of words that defines that term.

A definition will vary in aspects like precision or popularity. There are also different types of definitions with different purposes and focuses (e.g. intensional, extensional, descriptive, stipulative, and so on).

A chief difficulty in the management of definitions is the necessity of using other terms that are already understood or whose definitions are easily obtainable or demonstrable (e.g. a need, sometimes, for ostensive definitions).

A dictionary definition typically contains additional details about a word, such as an etymology and the language or languages of its origin, or obsolete meanings.
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A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment.
May I say a word about that?
A command or direction; an order.
gave the word to retreat.
An assurance or promise; sworn intention.
She has kept her word.
A verbal signal; a password or watchword.
Discourse or talk; speech.
Actions speak louder than words.
The text of a vocal composition; lyrics.
Hostile or angry remarks made back and forth.
News.
Any word on your promotion?
Rumor.
Word has it they're divorcing.
Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter.
The Scriptures; the Bible.
A set of bits that is of a fixed size and is typically operated on by a computer's processor.
tr.v.

To express in words.
worded the petition carefully.
interj.

Used to express approval or an affirmative response to something. Sometimes used with up.
Variation
tr.v.: worded,wording,words
Phrase
at a word
good word
have a word with
have no words for
in a word
in so many words
of few words
of (one's) word
take at (someone's) word
take (someone's) word for it
upon my word
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