Definitions

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  • n. The use of a single word to convey a complex idea

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Holophrastic expression; combination of a complex of ideas and their signs into one word, especially a verb.

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Examples

  • “Too long evacuate,” Jim said, falling into holophrasis mostly for the fun of it.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

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