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Definition: Diction is the author's choice of words, taking into account correctness, clearness, and effectiveness. There are typically recognized to be four levels of diction: formal, informal, colloquial, and slang.
Common Misspellings: dictoin
Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" employs the characters' street Scotch-English diction as a matter of style.

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