Phraseological

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phraseological Of or pertaining to phraseology; consisting of a peculiar form of words. "This verbal or phraseological answer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phraseological Same as phraseologic.
    • phraseological Indicating a tendency to coin phrases and to rely on mere wording for effect.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Phraseological pertaining to phraseology: consisting of phrases
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. phrasisphrazein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

In the phraseology popular with a modern school we are told that the essence of Christianity is the belief in the fatherhood of God.
"Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists" by James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
We are now talking of the one proposition directly conveyed in any phraseology.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Nothing can be more false than the phraseology of most letters.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
Keeping in touch with the old phraseology, we might then call a current 'negative' that flowed from the more excited to the less excited.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Picking up Adrienne's letter from the bench, Jane found equal amusement in the little French girl's quaint phraseology.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
As for Henri V., he is, in sporting phraseology, a dark horse.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Vergil copied the metre and borrowed the phraseology of Homer, but is never Homeric.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
It was a stiff, uncomfortable letter, unnatural in its phraseology, telling its own tale of grief and shame.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
But here again popular phraseology hits the right word.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
More often than otherwise, they gain from older ones the phraseology of vice.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
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In news:

Boo hoo hoo, sniff sniff sniff — the phraseology.
The week before, Rafael Casal of East Bay hip-hop act the Getback reminded folks of the Yay's knack for colorful phraseology.
About three weeks back we received an mysterious package at Meal Ticket HQ containing a T-shirt emblazoned with cryptic Toynbee tile-inspired phraseology about gelatin .
New Taxi Procedures In Effect, Runway Phraseology Changes In September.
About three weeks back we received an mysterious package at Meal Ticket HQ containing a T-shirt emblazoned with cryptic Toynbee tile-inspired phraseology about gelatin.
Boo hoo hoo , sniff sniff sniff — the phraseology.
Maté is a compelling speaker, as his agile phraseology and hard-earned authority bear out—regardless of whether you agree with his conclusions.
Check out our list of pertinent hurricane terms and phraseology that will keep you in the know and ready for whatever is headed our way.
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In science:

But it comes along with the danger of vagueness, if not blatant vacuous phraseology (especially when physicists express their views).
Is realism compatible with true randomness ?
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