word length

word length

[′wȯrd ‚leŋkth]
(computer science)
The number of bits, digits, characters, or bytes in one word.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These results reflect the high values contributed by some especially important variables, such as mean word length (short) and number of function words (high) in fiction.
When testifying in court, linguistic experts might present computer printouts of word frequency counts and analyses, which show correlations of common word choice or word length between two communications, or words infrequently used by the general population.
* Wordiness also refers to word length; do not use a long word where a short one will do--e.g., "visit" versus "visitation," "orient" versus "orientate," and "use" versus "utilize ."
When he selects this command, a dialog box appears that gives information about his document, including number of words, average word length, and average words per sentence.
They work in conjunction with parity and word length. The wrong stop bit produces erratic results similar to the outcome of an incorrect word length.
Their topics include motifs and verb valency, length motifs of words in traditional and simplified Chinese scripts, word length distribution and text length as two important factors influencing properties of word length motifs, the rank-frequency distribution of part-of-speech motif and dependency motif in deaf learners' composition, and motifs of generalized valencies.
In this paper, we introduce and study a new information measure which is called Renyi's-Tsalli's entropy of order [xi] and a new mean code word length and discuss the relation with each other.
The following examples are listed according to word length, from the smallest to the largest words.
average word length, word length diversity, sentence length diversity,
The mean word length presents the value of the difficulty and stylistics of the text.