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- words collectively, or the number of words (of a story, novel, etc.)
- verbiage; wordiness
- wording; diction
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Words considered as a group.
- The use of an excessive number of words; verbiage.
- The number of words used, as in a novel.