phraseology

[frey-zee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
manner or style of verbal expression; characteristic language: legal phraseology.
2.
expressions; phrases: obscure phraseology.

Origin:
1655–65; < New Greek phraseología (erroneously for *phrasiología), coined by German humanist Michael Neander (1525–95); see phrase, -o-, -logy

phraseological [frey-zee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , phraseologic, adjective
phraseologically, adverb


1. See diction.
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phraseology (ˌfreɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  the manner in which words or phrases are used
2.  a set of phrases used by a particular group of people
 
phraseological
 
adj
 
phraseo'logically
 
adv

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Example sentences
However, the responders are doing the same thing by impinging on her character
  and getting cute with the phraseology.
The company neither admitted nor denied guilt as part of the settlement-a
  common phraseology in such deals.
Here tradition still animates many critics in the belief that real poetry must
  have exalted phraseology.
Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up
  mental pictures of them.
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