holophrasis

[ huh-lof-ruh-sis ]
/ həˈlɒf rə sɪs /

noun, plural ho·loph·ra·ses [huh-lof-ruh-seez]. /həˈlɒf rəˌsiz/.

the expression of the ideas of a phrase or sentence in one word; polysynthesis: a language characterized by holophrasis.

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Origin of holophrasis

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