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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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Language; Public speaking

A motion must receive a "second" before group discussion can proceed. Assures that more than one member wishes to have the motion considered.

call the question

Language; Public speaking

A motion that proposes to end the discussion on a motion and to bring it to a vote.


Language; Public speaking

A normally written opening to a speech used by the introducer to present the speaker to the audience.

call number

Language; Public speaking

A number used in libraries to classify books and periodicals and to indicate where they can be found on the shelves.

central idea

Language; Public speaking

A one-sentence statement that sums up or encapsulates the major ideas of a speech.

press kit

Language; Public speaking

A package of information used to promote a speaker or performer.

move to amend

Language; Public speaking

A parliamentary move that offers the opportunity to modify a motion presently under discussion.