phraseology 1550s, coined erroneously in Gk. as phraseologia, from Gk. phrasis (see PHRASE (Cf. phrase)) + -logia (see -LOGY (Cf. -logy)). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally "a phrase book," meaning "way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression" is from 1660s.

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  • Phraseology — appeared in the domain of lexicology and is undergoing the process of segregating as a separate branch of linguistics. The reason is clear – lexicology deals with words and their meanings, whereas phraseology studies such collocations of words… …   Wikipedia

  • Phraseology — Phra se*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?, phrase + logy: cf. F. phras[ e]ologie.] 1. Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style. [1913 Webster] Most completely national in his . . . phraseology. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A collection of phrases; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phraseology — I noun argot, cant, choice of language, choice of words, command of idiom, command of language, composition, dialect, dicendi genus, diction, expression, expression of ideas, formulation, idiom, jargon, language, lingo, literary artistry,… …   Law dictionary

  • phraseology — phraseology, phrasing language, vocabulary, diction, style …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • phraseology — ► NOUN (pl. phraseologies) ▪ a particular or characteristic mode of expression …   English terms dictionary

  • phraseology — [frā΄zē äl′ə jē] n. pl. phraseologies [ModL phraseologia: see PHRASE & LOGY] choice and pattern of words; way of speaking or writing; diction phraseological [frā΄zēō läj′i kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • phraseology — phraseological /fray zee euh loj i keuhl/, phraseologic, adj. phraseologically, adv. /fray zee ol euh jee/, n. 1. manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology. 2. expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology.… …   Universalium

  • phraseology — [[t]fre͟ɪziɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp If something is expressed using a particular type of phraseology, it is expressed in words and expressions of that type. This careful phraseology is clearly intended to appeal to various sides of… …   English dictionary

  • phraseology — phra•se•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌfreɪ ziˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. 1) manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology[/ex] 2) expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–65; < New Gk phraseología (erroneously… …   From formal English to slang

  • phraseology — /freɪziˈɒlədʒi / (say frayzee oluhjee) noun 1. manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: *He made a name for himself as vice president for his die hard conservatism and colourful phraseology –aap news, 1996. 2. phrases or… …  

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