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These definitions are accurate, but are not intended to be complete. They are definitions of how Wycliffe uses these terms.

 

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Every culture and community develops its own language to some degree. Wycliffe is no different in that. While we've committed ourselves to not using "insider talk" on this website, when other terms would be appropriate and would clearly communicate, sometimes we had to rely on technical terms. Rather than define all of our terms within the text (and annoying those who know the definitions with our redundancy and verbosity) we chose to develop this glossary.

Glossary

Word Definition
Partnership Voluntary cooperation between organizations that share complementary strengths and resources, in order to pursue common interests and concerns. Together the partners accomplish more than they could individually. ("Partnership" is one of the themes of Vision 2025.)
People Group A large sociological group of individuals who see themselves as having a common affinity with one another. From the viewpoint of missions, a people group is the largest possible group within which the gospel can be spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance.
Phonology The study of a language's sound system.
 
 
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