phraseology

  • 1 Phraseology — appeared in the domain of lexicology and is undergoing the process of segregating as a separate branch of linguistics. The reason is clear – lexicology deals with words and their meanings, whereas phraseology studies such collocations of words… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Phraseology — Phra se*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?, phrase + logy: cf. F. phras[ e]ologie.] 1. Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style. [1913 Webster] Most completely national in his . . . phraseology. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A collection of phrases; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 phraseology — I noun argot, cant, choice of language, choice of words, command of idiom, command of language, composition, dialect, dicendi genus, diction, expression, expression of ideas, formulation, idiom, jargon, language, lingo, literary artistry,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 phraseology — 1550s, coined erroneously in Gk. as phraseologia, from Gk. phrasis (see PHRASE (Cf. phrase)) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally a phrase book, meaning way of arranging words, characteristic style of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 phraseology — phraseology, phrasing language, vocabulary, diction, style …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 phraseology — ► NOUN (pl. phraseologies) ▪ a particular or characteristic mode of expression …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 phraseology — [frā΄zē äl′ə jē] n. pl. phraseologies [ModL phraseologia: see PHRASE & LOGY] choice and pattern of words; way of speaking or writing; diction phraseological [frā΄zēō läj′i kəl] adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 phraseology — phraseological /fray zee euh loj i keuhl/, phraseologic, adj. phraseologically, adv. /fray zee ol euh jee/, n. 1. manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology. 2. expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology.… …

    Universalium

  • 9 phraseology — [[t]fre͟ɪziɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp If something is expressed using a particular type of phraseology, it is expressed in words and expressions of that type. This careful phraseology is clearly intended to appeal to various sides of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 phraseology — phra•se•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. 1) manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology[/ex] 2) expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–65; < New Gk phraseología (erroneously… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 phraseology — /freɪziˈɒlədʒi / (say frayzee oluhjee) noun 1. manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: *He made a name for himself as vice president for his die hard conservatism and colourful phraseology –aap news, 1996. 2. phrases or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 phraseology — noun no phraseology is more endearing than that of Miss Sallie Syn: wording, choice of words, phrasing, way of speaking/writing, usage, idiom, diction, parlance, words, language, vocabulary, terminology; jargon; informal lingo, speak, ese …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 phraseology — noun (plural gies) Etymology: New Latin phraseologia, irregular from Greek phrasis + logia logy Date: 1664 1. a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements ; style 2. choice of words …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 phraseology — noun a) the style in which words and phrases are used in writing or speech b) a group of specialized words and expressions used by a particular group …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 phraseology — Synonyms and related words: argot, cant, choice of words, composition, dialect, diction, expression, formulation, gibberish, gobbledygook, grammar, idiom, jargon, language, langue, lexicon, lexis, lingo, lingua, locution, mumbo jumbo, parlance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 phraseology — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. style, manner, idiom; see diction . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Choice of words and the way in which they are used: diction, parlance, phrase, phrasing, verbalism, wordage, wording. See WORDS …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 phraseology — phra|se|ol|o|gy [ˌfreıziˈɔlədʒi US ˈa: ] n [U] the way that words and phrases are chosen and used in a particular language or subject …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 phraseology — phra|se|ol|o|gy [ ,freızi alədʒi ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) the words and phrases used in a particular profession or activity: TERMINOLOGY 2. ) a particular way of putting words together to express something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 phraseology — study of phrases Sciences and Studies …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 20 phraseology — phra·se·ol·o·gy || ‚freɪzɪ É‘lÉ™dʒɪ / É’l n. research of expressions; formulation of phrases; choice of words …

    English contemporary dictionary