• Definition for "periphrasis"
    • the utilization of circumlocution.
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periphrasis definition

  • noun:
    • the utilization of circumlocution.
    • A circumlocution.
    • making use of a lengthier expression instead of a shorter one with an identical meaning, for instance "i will" rather than "we will".
    • articulating a grammatical definition (like a tense) making use of a syntactic construction in the place of morphological tagging.
    • The replacement of a descriptive word or expression for an effective name (a species of circumlocution)
    • the application of a suitable title as a shorthand to stand for attributes related to it.
    • See periphrase.
    • A roundabout method of talking; a roundabout term or expression; using more words than are essential to express the concept; a phrase employed in order to avoid a common and trite method of phrase; circumlocution.
    • Synonyms Circumlocution, etc. See pleonasm.
    • a mode that requires indirect methods of revealing things
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