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Meaning of "holophrastic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOLOPHRASTIC

From holo- + Greek phrastikos expressive, from phrazein to express.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOLOPHRASTIC

holophrastic  [ˌhɒləˈfræstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOLOPHRASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Holophrastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HOLOPHRASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Holophrasis

Holophrasis is the prelinguistic use of a single word to express a complex idea. A holophrase may resemble an interjection, but whereas an interjection is linguistic, and has a specific grammatical function, a holophrase is simply a vocalization memorized by rote and used without grammatical intent. Toddlers pass through a holophrastic stage early in life, during which they are able to communicate complex ideas using only single words and simple fixed expressions. As an example, the word "food" might be used to mean "Give me food" and the word "up" could convey "Pick me up". Combined with body language, context, and tone of voice, holophrasis is usually sufficient to express a child's needs. Indeed, it is based almost entirely on context. One interesting feature of holophrasis is its economy, and its emphasis on certainty rather than conceptual completeness. When expressing a complex idea, a child will often omit the more familiar concepts and use only the most recently-learned word. For instance, when requesting a ball, a child is far more likely to specify "ball" than "want". Although holophrasis is non-grammatical, it forms the foundation of a child's vocabulary.

Definition of holophrastic in the English dictionary

The definition of holophrastic in the dictionary is denoting the stage in a child's acquisition of syntax when most utterances are single words. Other definition of holophrastic is tending to express in one word what would be expressed in several words in other languages; polysynthetic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOLOPHRASTIC


antiphrastic
ˌæntɪˈfræstɪk
drastic
ˈdræstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
enthusiastic
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
hudibrastic
ˌhjuːdɪˈbræstɪk
hypoplastic
ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk
mastic
ˈmæstɪk
metaphrastic
ˌmetəˈfræstɪk
neoplastic
ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
paraphrastic
ˌpærəˈfræstɪk
pederastic
ˌpɛdəˈræstɪk
peirastic
paɪˈræstɪk
periphrastic
ˌpɛrɪˈfræstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
sarcastic
sɑːˈkæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOLOPHRASTIC

holohedrism
holohedron
holometabolic
holometabolism
holometabolous
holomorphic
holon
holonic
holophotal
holophote
holophrase
holophyte
holophytic
holoplankton
holoptic
holosteric
holothurian
holotype
holotypic
holozoic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOLOPHRASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dynastic
dysplastic
foam plastic
hyperplastic
inelastic
lymphoblastic
megaloblastic
monastic
myeloblastic
orgastic
orgiastic
phantastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
trophoblastic
unenthusiastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of holophrastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «holophrastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOLOPHRASTIC

Find out the translation of holophrastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of holophrastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «holophrastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

holophrastic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

holofrástico
570 millions of speakers

English

holophrastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

holophrastic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

holophrastic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

holophrastic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

holophrastic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

holophrastic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

holophrastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Holophrastic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

holophrastischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

holophrastic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

holophrastic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Holophrastic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

holophrastic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

holophrastic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

होलोग्राफिकिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

holophrastic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

olofrastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

holophrastic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

holophrastic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

holophrastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ολοφραστικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

holophrastic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

holophrastic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holophrastic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of holophrastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLOPHRASTIC»

The term «holophrastic» is used very little and occupies the 185.663 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLOPHRASTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about holophrastic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOLOPHRASTIC»

Discover the use of holophrastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to holophrastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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That's Raven Talk: Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary ...
"That's Raven Talk": Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures is the first comprehensive study of North American Indigenous language as the basis of textualized orality in Indigenous literatures in English.
Mareike Neuhaus, 2011
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Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Case studies
The holophrastic stage has been notoriously difficult to study primarily because at this stage a child is only providing the researcher with limited data. Given this, both functionalist and formalist researchers have relied on the context of utterance ...
Mike Darnell, 1999
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Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional ...
Holophrastic. Speech. Babies begin to say their first words by 9 to 12 months. At this point, their receptive language is better than their expressive language; in other words, they understand more words than they can say.
Jose Ashford, Craig LeCroy, 2009
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Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues: COST ...
holophrastic meanings; while a “plurivocal” interjection is a sound sequence that has two or more different meanings, with at least one of them holophrastic. In this sense, a plurivocal interjection is a case of polysemic word: a word with two or ...
Anna Esposito, Amir Hussain, Maria Marinaro, 2009
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The Emergence of Protolanguage: Holophrasis Vs Compositionality
Holophrastic protolanguage Planning, processing, storage, and retrieval* Maggie Tallerman University of Newcastle upon Tyne This paper challenges recent assumptions that holophrastic utterances could be planned, processed, stored and ...
Michael A. Arbib, Derek Bickerton, 2010
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The Southern literary messenger
Words, then, which express a complex of ideas we will call holophrastic words — words which express the whole thing or idea, undivided, un-an- alyzed. I know well that all holophrastic words are, if compared to still more comprehensive ...
‎1837
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Southern Literary Messenger
toward his creatures, of the creatures toward God, for erotic love, pining love, for charity, &c The poet, of course, wants frequently holophrastic words j but polyphrastic terms are equully necessary at other times ; for as it is sometimes highly ...
‎1837
8
A History of Ancient Greek: From the Beginnings to Late ...
development of children's language allude anachronistically to distinctions that have not yet emerged, they are holophrastic expressions, linguistic “monoliths” or monoremes,to use the expression of Werner and Kaplan (, ).
Anastasios-Phoivos Christidēs, Maria Arapopoulou, Maria Chritē, 2007
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Information respecting the history, condition and prospects ...
themselves, among other things, by a strong prevalence of holophrastic words, as I took the liberty of calling them. I know that holophrastic is a relative term, yet when we apply it to such words which express an assemblage of ideas, or a ...
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1853
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An Introduction to Language and Society
A good deal earlier than this, however, as far back as the holophrastic phase and before, the child has been able to give locational information. Indeed, one of the earliest meaning relations to emerge in the two-word phase is represented by ...
Martin Montgomery, 1995

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOLOPHRASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term holophrastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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What Part of “No, Totally” Don't You Understand?
(Holophrasms aren't common in English, but any verb in command form can be holophrastic—“Go,” “Help,” “Run”—and babies just learning to ... «The New Yorker, Apr 15»
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Typical Home Bandwidth Usage?
by holophrastic (221104) writes: on Monday September 01, 2008 @03:18AM (#24827533). When my ISP added caps, they started by giving ... «Slashdot, Sep 08»
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What To Do With a Hundred Hard Drives?
by holophrastic (221104) writes: on Friday June 13, 2008 @06:57PM (#23786415). I'm actually thinking that it's a waste of effort. If they average ... «Slashdot, Jun 08»
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Spam Filtering For Small/Medium Business?
by holophrastic (221104) writes: on Sunday May 11, 2008 @02:33PM (#23370414). Pardon me, but I just don't see the "size". I personally (and ... «Slashdot, May 08»
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Do Zebra Stripes Actually Help?
by holophrastic (221104) writes: on Tuesday May 06, 2008 @10:46AM (#23312028). Personally, I think that they are done best when striped in ... «Slashdot, May 08»
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Can You Access Your Own Cash Register Data?
by holophrastic (221104) writes: if you want control over something, it's just easier to build it. You're talking about something incredibly simple. «Slashdot, Apr 08»
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Linux At the Point of Sale
Re:Your boss has responded (Score:5, Insightful). by holophrastic (221104) writes: on Sunday February 24, 2008 @07:38PM (#22539686). «Slashdot, Feb 08»
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Ford Claims Ownership Of Your Pictures
by holophrastic (221104) writes: First, there is a huge difference between my taking that NFL picture and your local news media doing the same ... «Slashdot, Jan 08»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Holophrastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/holophrastic>. Feb 2020 ».
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