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Change begins with understanding and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person: in a word, empathy. The arts enable us to put ourselves in the minds, eyes, ears and hearts of other human beings.
Richard Eyre

Meaning of "in a word" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN A WORD

in a word play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN A WORD

in a bad way
in a brown study
in a class of its own
in a cleft stick
in a good seam
in a hurry
in a manner of speaking
in a nutshell
in a position
in a row
in a way
in absentia
in addition
in addition to
in advance
in aeternum
in aid of
in all
in all one´s born days
in alt

WORDS THAT END LIKE IN A WORD

at a word
buzz word
code word
content word
dirty word
entry word
four-letter word
full word
household word
keyword
mum´s the word
naughty word
of one´s word
operative word
printed word
reserved word
root word
the last word
the word
word for word
written word

Synonyms and antonyms of in a word in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IN A WORD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «in a word» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of in a word

Translation of «in a word» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN A WORD

Find out the translation of in a word to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in a word from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in a word» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一个字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en una palabra
570 millions of speakers

English

in a word
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक शब्द में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في كلمة واحدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одним словом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em uma palavra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এককথায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en un mot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

dalam satu perkataan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kurzum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワード内の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing tembung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong một từ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு வார்த்தையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शब्दात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir kelimeyle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in una parola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w słowie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

одним словом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

într-un cuvânt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε μια λέξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in ´n woord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i ett ord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i et ord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of in a word

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN A WORD»

The term «in a word» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.701 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN A WORD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «in a word» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «in a word» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in a word

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10 QUOTES WITH «IN A WORD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word in a word.
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James Baldwin
Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.
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George Berkeley
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.
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Richard Eyre
Change begins with understanding and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person: in a word, empathy. The arts enable us to put ourselves in the minds, eyes, ears and hearts of other human beings.
4
Lajos Kossuth
Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom.
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Gottfried Leibniz
Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things.
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Gottfried Leibniz
Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof.
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Laura Marling
I've been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence, the shortness of life. We might as well be a letter in a word in a sentence on a page in a book in a library in a city in one country in this enormous universe! And that kind of fear and insignificance has kept me awake at night.
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Max Nordau
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
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John Pearson
The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word, but must be considered in many more, as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.
10
Henri Poincare
It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN A WORD»

Discover the use of in a word in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in a word and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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What's in a Word: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 ...
Here is a fascinating and humorous encyclopedia of more than three hundred words and phrases and how they have taken on new meanings over time.
Webb Garrison, 2000
2
What's in a Word-list?: Investigating Word Frequency and ...
This edited collection brings together cutting-edge research written by leading experts in the field on the construction of word-lists for the analysis of both frequency and keyword usage.
Dr Dawn Archer, 2012
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It's All in a Word: History, meaning and the sheer joy of words
Cross words, crass words, kind words, bad words, first words, rude words, new words, weazel words, teen words, rap words, power words, colour words, Indian words, Brit words, Blairwords, war words, ad words, p-c words, borrowed words, ...
Vivian Cook, 2010
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What's in a Word?: Vocabulary Development in Multilingual ...
What's in a word?: vocabulary development in multilingual classrooms.
Norah McWilliam, 1998
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What's in a word?: reading and vocabulary building
What's in a Word? is designed to help intermediate students increase their active and passive vocabulary by focusing on meaning, pronunciation, and usage.What's in a Word?
Samuela Eckstut-Didier, Karen Sorensen, 1992
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All in a Word
Looks at the way one learns words as a child and offers an explanation of the ways words come into being and how they are discarded.
Vivian Cook, 2010
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Don't Breathe a Word: A Novel
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again.
Jennifer McMahon, 2011
8
Healing in a Word
This, his fourth book, will lighten your steps and make them lively while you walk along life's journey. With poems like "Mind, Body, and Soul" and "Healing," Samuels gets to the heart of what it takes to live each day with hope and love.
George E. Samuels, 2010
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What's in a Word?: Etymological Gossip about Some ...
Provides the origins of familiar English words, and reveals the influences of British and Roman conquerers, Native American languages, the spread of Christianity, myths and legends, and cultural practices.
Robert M. Gorrell, 2001
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It's All in a Word: God, Life, and Meaning
We speak because we have been spoken into existence. This book is about this speech, this Word that spoke us into existence. It's about how to know this Word, this Word that made us, this Word that gives us form, joy, and meaning.
William E. Marsh, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN A WORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in a word is used in the context of the following news items.
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Park Slope Weekend Transit Disruptions. In A Word: Ugh
Below you'll find Park Slope subway changes over the weekend on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, B, D, F, G, N, Q and R lines in Brooklyn. Check back here ... «Park Slope Stoop, Jul 15»
2
Grand Rapids students, teachers each learn in intense summer …
... stations has students working on iPads with the EBLI Island app that teaches the sounds for each letter in a word and uses it in a sentence. «MLive.com, Jul 15»
3
Food File: The weekly food news round-up - The Irish Times
Put in a word for your favourite at irishtimes.com/bestshops. Fri, Jul 17, 2015, 11:14. First published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015, 11:13. Subscribe. People. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Why Trusted Tech Is Better Than Cutting Edge (Particularly In Space …
In a word, reliability. That's the classic ballet between deploying newer and faster gear in the hopes for a productivity boost versus taking on ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
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Why We All Need to Make the Internet Fun Again | Re/code
In a word, the Internet has become boring. When it went mass market in the mid-'90s, the Web was promised as a place of open exploration ... «Re/code, Jul 15»
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Financing sustainability: Pathways to scale | EurActiv
The Inquiry , in a word, is a new global initiative exploring what will potentially be one for the most important changes in our international economic landscape: ... «EurActiv, Jul 15»
7
How did Pabst Blue Ribbon become a hipster favorite? - MarketWatch
In a word, it's all about marketing — or in this case, the lack of marketing as a form of marketing unto itself. PBR was indeed a “drinkable” ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Flight MH 17: One year on, lies galore and zero evidence against …
In a word, a study in brainwashing. They could have showed footage of the Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) shot down by the USS Vincennes on July ... «Pravda, Jul 15»
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ECKY THUMP! Pork pies, cricket and the weather: The Bard of …
In a word, Yorkshire. On a station where announcers tend to sound silky if male, or fey if female, he stands out like a lump of Pennine rock. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Redefining Consumer Behavior In A Word | PYMNTS.com
Parbunkells, as you almost certainly know*, is the alternate plural form of a 17th century English word meaning “coming together through the ... «PYMNTS.com, Jul 15»

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