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 for verbiage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Verbiage \Ver"bi*age\ (?; 48), n. [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a
     word. See Verb.]
     The use of many words without necessity, or with little
     sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
     [1913 Webster]
           Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking.
                                                    --W. Irving.
     [1913 Webster]
           This barren verbiage current among men.  --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: overabundance of words [syn: verbiage, verbalism]
      2: the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use
         concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton [syn: wording,
         diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "verbiage":
     choice of words, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution,
     cloud of words, composition, dialect, diction, expansiveness,
     expression, floridity, floridness, flow of words, flux of words,
     formulation, grammar, idiom, language, lexicon, lexis, locution,
     logorrhea, long-windedness, longiloquence, nimiety, parlance,
     periphrase, periphrasis, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, pleonasm,
     prolixity, redundancy, repetition, rhetoric, roundabout, speech,
     stock of words, talk, talkativeness, tautology, thesaurus, usage,
     use of words, usus loquendi, verbalism, verbality, verbosity,
     vocabulary, wordage, wordhoard, wordiness, wording, words

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      When the context involves a software or hardware system, this refers to {
      documentation. This term borrows the connotations of mainstream ?verbiage?
      to suggest that the documentation is of marginal utility and that the
      motives behind its production have little to do with the ostensible

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      documentation, especially documentation that is verbose
     and/or obscure as in the common meaning of the term.
     [{Jargon File]

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