Etymology
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phraseology (n.)

1550s, coined erroneously by German humanist Michael Neander in Greek as phraseologia (1550s), from Greek phrasis "way of speaking" (see phrase (n.)) + -logia (see -logy). The correct form would be *phrasiology. Originally "a phrase book, a collection of phrases or idioms," the meaning "way of arranging words, characteristic style of expression, form of words used in expressing some thought" is from 1660s. Related: Phraseological.

updated on May 28, 2020

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Definitions of phraseology from WordNet

phraseology (n.)
the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton;
Synonyms: wording / diction / phrasing / choice of words / verbiage
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