Holophrase



[hol-uh-freyz, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfreɪz, ˈhoʊ lə-/

noun
1.
a word functioning as a or sentence, as the imperative Go!

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    [hol-uh-freyz, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfreɪz, ˈhoʊ lə-/ noun 1. a word functioning as a or sentence, as the imperative Go! [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.

  • 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.



  • Holophrastic

    [hol-uh-fras-tik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈfræs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/ adjective 1. using or consisting of a single word that functions as a phrase or sentence. 2. characterized by holophrasis; polysynthetic: a holophrastic language. /ˌhɒləˈfræstɪk/ adjective 1. denoting the stage in a child’s acquisition of syntax when most utterances are single words 2. (of languages) tending to express […]

  • Holophyte

    [hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/ adjective 1. (of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic. /ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk/ adjective 1. (of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis holophytic hol·o·phyt·ic (hŏl’ō-fĭt’ĭk, hō’lō-) adj. Not requiring the ingestion of exogenous organic substances for nutrition; obtaining nourishment in the manner […]



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