holophrastic definition

  • adjective:
    • Polysynthetic.
    • Of or relating to the phase of youngster language development described as making use of single-word utterances.
    • composed of an individual word, including "get." or "Whatever."
    • Pertaining to the phase of development in which a kid produces quick one-word utterances.
    • articulating a phrase or sentence in one single term, -- as is the actual situation when you look at the aboriginal languages of America.
  • others:
    • obtaining the power of a whole expression, as a word or gesture; expressive of a sentence, or of a very complex concept.

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