idiomatical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj idiomatical of or relating to or conforming to idiom "idiomatic English"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Idiomatical Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase.
    • Idiomatical Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of an idiom3}; having a meaning that is peculiar to itself and not predictable from general rules.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • idiomatical Idiomatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Idiomatical conformed or pertaining to the idioms of a language
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'idiwmatiko`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. idiōma, peculiarity—idios, one's own.

Usage

In literature:

Together with a copious Collection of Law Maxims and Law Terms, translated into English, with Illustrations, Historical and Idiomatic.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
Page likewise spoke a brand of idiomatic English which immediately put him in a class by himself.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
No music, save perhaps that of Liszt, is so idiomatic.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Luther often spent a week on a single verse to find and fix the idiomatic German.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
He flashes-out illumination from him; his smiting idiomatic phrases seem to cleave into the very secret of the matter.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
And she could translate quite well, in an idiomatic fashion.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
There is a wide range of literary art represented in this volume, and the translations are extremely smooth and idiomatic.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Often, they are incapable of being idiomatically represented, in English.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
The lyric, that is to say, is almost always dependent for its music on easy idiomatic turns of speech.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Style idiomatic and rancorous.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
I think he was inquiring where we were, but it was too idiomatic.
"The Image and the Likeness" by John Scott Campbell
The marginal alternative "make dead" is, to say the least, not idiomatic English.
"The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon" by Alexander Maclaren
He had a great deal to say, and a very strong and idiomatic way of saying it.
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh
Mr. Peyton's language was forcible, pure and idiomatic.
"Memoir of John Howe Peyton" by Various
The early English educational books produced by foreign printers were not quite invariably so wide of the mark in an idiomatic respect.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
The lady's own remark was idiomatic in the extreme.
"A Duel" by Richard Marsh
His language is terse, supple, and richly idiomatic.
"Early Days in North Queensland" by Edward Palmer
With wonderful dramatic power he appeared to confess, to supplicate, to agonize, in idiomatic French.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor
It is, in fact, idiomatic.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
Most of them wrote English with ease, if not always idiomatically.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
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In news:

We are developing systems which play music on synthesized plucked strings instruments idiomatically.
It was both idiomatic and poetic, a rare combination.
The Forgas Band Phenomena 's latest release blurs idiomatic considerations so extensively they render stylistic definitions irrelevant.
No matter how good the samples, sampled strings will never soundconvincing or authentic unless you write idiomatically for them.
They also present his take on two idiomatic choices that are highly popular in current jazz.
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In science:

This idiomatic expression is historic and derives from the application to punched cards. 2As a matter of fact the equation is derived by using the binomial case as approximation and observing that target query weights have small variance.
On the Probability Distribution of Superimposed Random Codes
Instead, one needs to estimate the maximum influence of the various components, and it turns out that this may be done in a manner which is very idiomatic for the models in question.
Sharp thresholds for the random-cluster and Ising models
Although we could statically require that all strong references be non-null before use (to rule out the possibility of null-dereference exceptions), we choose to allow null references to facilitate idiomatic programming.
Dependent Types for JavaScript
However, in idiomatic functional code, there is no reason for the null value to appear at all.
Functional Programming and Security
The above code is also the easiest and most idiomatic functional code to write, which means that whitelisting is the default position in a functional language.
Functional Programming and Security
If it were not shifted, the • The range-check has been shifted into the body of discombobulate (not shown). “pipelining” syntax of mangle would be interrupted, and the code would be less idiomatic; I believe that pipelining syntax visually encourages the programmer to shift conditionals towards their correct place.
Functional Programming and Security
Such difference lies in the timbre (or color) of each instrument, which imparts to the tonal image its special and inalienable character.3 For a composer to write idiomatically for an instrument, it means to function musically within its limitations—perhaps even to transmute these into fresh sources of beauty.
Music in Terms of Science
Documentation in the sense that the source code of a test captures idiomatic use of the unit under test, and resumable program state in the sense that a test’s return value can serve as the initial state for either a live programming session or as the setup of another test.
On Extracting Unit Tests from Interactive Programming Sessions
Idiomatic phrases perhaps occur as a by-product of other structure, but a better example is puns where the secondary meaning of the pun can be thought of as a by-product of the primary intention conveyed by the sentence.
Does Meaning Evolve?
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