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.

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