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  • Plain Words — is a style guide for British English written in 1948 by Sir Ernest Gowers, originally aimed at civil servants, and expanded and reissued in 1954 as The Complete Plain Words (ISBN 0 14 051199 7).It was revised by Sir Bruce Fraser in 1973, and by… …   Wikipedia

  • Plain English — 1. The expression plain English, meaning ‘English that is clear and easy to understand’, goes back to the 15c, and was the term often used in the titles of the first dictionaries that appeared during the 17c; Robert Cawdrey, for example,… …   Modern English usage

  • plain English — Synonyms and related words: austerity, baldness, bareness, candor, clarity, clear cutness, clearness, coherence, common speech, connectedness, consistency, crystallinity, definition, directness, distinctness, explicitness, frankness, homespun,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plain — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 clear; evident (is plain to see). 2 readily understood; simple (in plain words). 3 a (of food, sewing, decoration, etc.) uncomplicated; not elaborate; unembellished; simple. b without a decorative pattern. 4 (esp. of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plain English — (sometimes referred to more broadly as plain language) is a communication style that focuses on considering the audience s needs when writing. It recommends avoiding unnecessary words and avoiding jargon, technical terms, and long and ambiguous… …   Wikipedia

  • Plain Chant — • Description and history of the precursor to Gregorian chant Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plain Chant     Plain Chant     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • plain — adj 1 plane, flat, *level, even, smooth, flush Antonyms: solid 2 clear, distinct, obvious, *evident, manifest, patent, apparent, palpable Analogous words: *clear, lucid, perspicuous: *explicit, express, definite, specific, categorical Antonyms:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • plain English — plain English/language/wording/ phrase language that is easy to understand because it does not use difficult or technical words There have been demands for the tax forms to be rewritten in plain English. Thesaurus: types of language and general… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plain wording — plain English/language/wording/ phrase language that is easy to understand because it does not use difficult or technical words There have been demands for the tax forms to be rewritten in plain English. Thesaurus: types of language and general… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plain-spoken — Plain spo ken, a. Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity; also, spoken sincerely; as, plain spoken words. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English