Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The way in which words and phrases are used in speech or writing; style.
  • n. A set of expressions used by a particular person or group: nautical phraseology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. study of set or fixed expressions
  • n. the style in which words and phrases are used in writing or speech
  • n. a group of specialized words and expressions used by a particular group
  • n. a collection of phrases; a phrasebook

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style.
  • n. A collection of phrases; a phrase book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The form of words used in ex pressing some idea or thought; mode or style of expression; the particular words or phrases combined to form a sentence, or the method of arranging them; diction; style.
  • n. A collection of phrases and idioms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the manner in which something is expressed in words

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek φράσις + λόγος (Wiktionary)

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