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 in one word what would be expressed in several words in other languages; polysynthetic
adj.

1837, from holo- + Greek phrastikos, from phrazein “to indicate, tell, express” (see phrase (n.)).

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