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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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fair use

Language; Public speaking

A provision of copyright law that permits students and teachers to use portions of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.

nonverbal communication

Language; Public speaking

Communication based on a person's use of voice and body, rather than on the use of words.


Language; Public speaking

Communication that offers what appears to be information, but that actually deceives listeners and impedes their understanding.

maintenance needs

Language; Public speaking

Communicative actions necessary to maintain interpersonal relations in a small group.


Language; Public speaking

Conclusions that go beyond factual statements to make judgments about their subjects.

positive nervousness

Language; Public speaking

Controlled nervousness that helps energize a speaker for her or his presentation.

analogical persuasion

Language; Public speaking

Creating a strategic perspective on a subject by relating it to something about which the audience has strong positive or negative feelings.