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Meaning of stylistics

sty•lis•tics

Pronunciation: (stī-lis'tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the study and description of the choices of linguistic expression that are characteristic of a group or an individual in specific communicative settings, esp. in literary works.
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