holophrastic definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from holo- plush Classical Greek phrastikos, suited for expressing ; from phrazein, to speak
holophrastic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to the stage of child language development characterized by the use of single-word utterances.
Origin: holo- + Greek phrastikos, expressive (from -phrastos, speakable, thought of, from phrazein, to show; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots).