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

  • n. The study of the use of elements of language style, such as metaphor, in particular contexts.

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  • n. The study of literary style, and how it changes within different contexts.

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  • The study of linguistic factors that place a discourse in context.

    February 14, 2009