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holophrase

[hol-uh-freyz, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfreɪz, ˈhoʊ lə-/
noun
1.
a word functioning as a phrase or sentence, as the imperative Go!
Origin of holophrase
1895-1900
1895-1900; holo- + phrase

holophrasis

[huh-lof-ruh-sis] /həˈlɒf rə sɪs/
noun, plural holophrases
[huh-lof-ruh-seez] /həˈlɒf rəˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
the expression of the ideas of a phrase or sentence in one word; polysynthesis:
a language characterized by holophrasis.
Origin
1865-70; holo- + Greek phrásis; see phrase
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