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Archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

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A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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However, when spoken, it usually takes as long to say the letters as it does to say the words.
If the program types the wrong word ("I scream" instead of "ice cream") you can select the wrong word and say the word or words you want.
Before Communion, the current prayer of the people is: "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.
Even in my "progressive" sector of the globe, no one (including other lesbians) will even say the word "lesbian" unless I say it first.
It doesn't say the word 'Sharia,' but it means the same thing.
Say the word "passing" and it's like pushing a "play" button in the mind that flashes that heart-wrenching scene in the 1959 movie Imitation of Life: There's Sarah Jane, sobbing behind the hearse of the black mother who died of a heart broken by her vanilla-hued daughter's cruel choice to live a tragic white lie.
Say the word [syllable, really] and let your subconscious know that you're in serious creative thinking mode, that you're going beyond the binary yes-no thinking that undergirds many mental limitations.
3-4 on the number of times he will say the word `internet', perhaps most likely to arise when he addresses the subject of offshore gambling and
A couple of years ago, we couldn't even say the word.