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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An act that is performed by making an utterance, as the issuing of a warning, the making of a promise, or the giving of a greeting.

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  • n. An act carried out by speech, such as promising, ordering, greeting, warning, inviting and congratulating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the use of language to perform some act

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