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phraseology

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noun phra·se·ol·o·gy \-jē\

Simple Definition of phraseology

  • : the way that a particular person or group uses words

Full Definition of phraseology

plural phra·se·ol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements :  style

  2. 2 :  choice of words

Examples of phraseology

  1. <I recognized the writer's distinctive phraseology even before I saw the name.>

  2. <the unique phraseology of the suspect's answer stuck in my mind>



Origin of phraseology

New Latin phraseologia, irregular from Greek phrasis + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1664


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