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glossaries / terminology

glossaries, dictionaries and lists of terms

acronyms and abbreviations

Free acronyms and abbreviations finder and definitions - business, training, medical, military, technical, funny - acronyms, backronyms and abbreviations meanings... read more

grammar, language and linguistics glossary

A glossary of linguistics, literary and grammatical terms... helpful for writers, speakers, teachers and communicators of all sorts, in addition to students and teachers of the English language seeking:

  1. to understand the different effects of written and spoken language - what they are called, from a technical or study standpoint,
  2. to develop variety, sensitivity, style and effectiveness in your own use of language - written and spoken - for all sorts of communications, whatever your purposes, and
  3. to improve understanding and interpretation of the meaning of words without having to look them up in a dictionary... read more

cliches and expressions origins

Cliches and expressions give us many wonderful figures of speech and words in the English language, as they evolve via use and mis-use alike. Many cliches and expressions - and words - have fascinating and surprising origins, and many popular assumptions about meanings and derivations are mistaken. These cliches, words and expressions origins and derivations illustrate the ever-changing complexity of language and communications, and are ideal free materials for word puzzles or quizzes, and team-building games... read more