from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Polysynthetic.
- adj. Of or relating to the stage of child language development characterized by the use of single-word utterances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Consisting of a single word, such as "Go." or "Whatever."
- adj. Pertaining to the stage of development where a child produces simple one-word utterances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word, -- as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the force of a whole phrase, as a word or gesture; expressive of a sentence, or of a highly complex idea.
holo- + Greek phrastikos, expressive (from -phrastos, speakable, thought of, from phrazein, to show; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)