Manual page for DICTION(1)
diction, explain - print wordy sentences; thesaurus for diction
finds all sentences in a document that contain phrases
from a data base of bad or wordy diction.
Each phrase is bracketed with [ ].
before looking at the text, formatting
header files should be included as part of the input.
The default macro package
may be overridden with the flag
to skip lists, should be used if the document contains many lists of
The user may supply her/his own pattern file to be used in addition to the default file
If the flag
is also supplied the default file will be suppressed.
is an interactive thesaurus for the phrases found by diction.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause
incorrect sentence breaks.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97