holophrasis

noun
ho·​loph·​ra·​sis | \ həˈläfrəsə̇s \
plural holophrases\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of holophrasis

: the expression of a complex of ideas by a single word also : holophrase

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History and Etymology for holophrasis

hol- + Greek phrasis expression, phrase

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“Holophrasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holophrasis. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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