holophrasis

[ huh-lof-ruh-sis ]

noun,plural ho·loph·ra·ses [huh-lof-ruh-seez]. /həˈlɒf rəˌsiz/.
  1. the expression of the ideas of a phrase or sentence in one word; polysynthesis: a language characterized by holophrasis.

Origin of holophrasis

1
1865–70; holo- + Greek phrásis;see phrase

Words Nearby holophrasis

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