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See: Natural Language Word, Lexical Item, Formal Language Terminal Symbol, Microsoft Word.




  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=word
    • Noun
      • S: (n) word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify) "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
      • S: (n) word (a brief statement) "he didn't say a word about it"
      • S: (n) news, intelligence, tidings, word (information about recent and important events) "they awaited news of the outcome"
      • S: (n) word (a verbal command for action) "when I give the word, charge!"
      • S: (n) discussion, give-and-take, word (an exchange of views on some topic) "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
      • S: (n) parole, word, word of honor (a promise) "he gave his word"
      • S: (n) word (a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory) "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
      • S: (n) Son, Word, Logos (the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus))
      • S: (n) password, watchword, word, parole, countersign (a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group) "he forgot the password"
      • S: (n) Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word (the sacred writings of the Christian religions) "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
    • Verb
      • S: (v) give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate (put into words or an expression) "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  • http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Word
    • 1. (linguistics) A distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern.
      • "Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words.” --1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, II.ii

  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word
    • A word is a unit of language that represents a concept which can be expressively communicated with meaning. A word consists of one or more morphemes which are linked more or less tightly together, and has a phonetic value. Typically a word will consist of a root or stem and zero or more affixes. Words can be combined to create other units of language such as phrases, clauses, and sentences. A word consisting of two or more stems joined together form a compound. A word combined with an already existing word or part of a word form a portmanteau.

  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_(computing)
    • In computing, "word" is a term for the natural unit of data used by a particular computer design. A word is simply a fixed-sized group of bits that are handled together by the machine. ...