Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

humor
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
 
Kassite
an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
 
indefinite article
a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
 
fiction
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
 
spread eagle
an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
 
dissension
disagreement among those expected to cooperate
 
network architecture
specification of design principles (including data formats and procedures) for creating a network configuration of data processors
 
West Germanic language
a branch of the Germanic languages
 
backdoor
an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
 
Mande
a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
 
reading
a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
 
admission
an acknowledgment of the truth of something
 
topicalization
(linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence; placing the topic at the beginning of the sentence is typical for English
 
impromptu
a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
 
mintmark
a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
 
toll call
a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
 
alphabet
a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
 
posit
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
 
folk etymology
a popular but erroneous etymology
 
sheet
newspaper with half-size pages
 
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