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phosphate
noun Etymology: French, from acide phosphorique phosphoric acid Date: 1788 1. a. (1) a salt or ester of a phosphoric acid (2) the trivalent anion PO43- derived ...
phosphate rock
noun Date: 1870 a rock that consists largely of calcium phosphate usually together with other minerals (as calcium carbonate), is used in making fertilizers, and is a source ...
phosphatic
adjective Date: 1826 of, relating to, or containing phosphoric acid or phosphates
phosphatide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 phospholipid • phosphatidic adjective
phosphatidic
adjective see phosphatide
phosphatidyl
noun Date: 1941 any of several monovalent groups (RCOO)2C3H5OPO(OH) that are derived from phosphatidic acids
phosphatidylcholine
noun Date: 1954 lecithin
phosphatidylethanolamine
noun Date: 1942 any of a group of phospholipids that occur especially in blood plasma and the white matter of the central nervous system — called also cephalin
phosphatization
noun see phosphatize
phosphatize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1866 1. to treat with phosphoric acid or a phosphate 2. to change to a phosphate or phosphates • phosphatization noun
phosphaturia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary phosphate + New Latin -uria Date: 1876 the excessive discharge of phosphates in the urine
phosphene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phos- + Greek phainein to show — more at fancy Date: circa 1860 a luminous impression due to excitation of the retina
phosphide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 a binary compound of phosphorus with a more electropositive element or group
phosphine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 1. any of various derivatives of phosphine analogous to amines but weaker as bases 2. a colorless poisonous ...
phosphite
noun Date: 1788 a salt or ester of phosphorous acid
phospho-
combining form see phosph-
phosphocreatine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1927 a compound C4H10N3O5P of creatine and phosphoric acid that is found especially in vertebrate muscle where it is ...
phosphodiesterase
noun Date: 1932 a phosphatase (as from snake venom) that acts on diesters (as some nucleotides) to hydrolyze only one of the two ester groups
phosphoenolpyruvate
noun Date: 1956 a salt or ester of phosphoenolpyruvic acid
phosphoenolpyruvic acid
noun Date: 1959 the phosphate H2C=C(OPO3H2)COOH of the enol form of pyruvic acid that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism
phosphofructokinase
noun Etymology: phosph- + fructose + kinase Date: 1947 an enzyme that functions in carbohydrate metabolism and especially in glycolysis by catalyzing the transfer of a second ...
phosphoglucomutase
noun Date: 1938 an enzyme found in all plant and animal cells that catalyzes the reversible isomerization of glucose-1-phosphate to glucose-6-phosphate
phosphoglyceraldehyde
noun Date: 1941 a phosphate of glyceraldehyde C3H5O3(H2PO3) that is formed especially in anaerobic metabolism of carbohydrates by the splitting of a diphosphate of fructose
phosphoglycerate
noun Date: 1901 a salt or ester of phosphoglyceric acid
phosphoglyceric acid
noun Date: 1857 either of two isomeric acid phosphates C3H5O3(OPO3H2) of glyceric acid that are formed as intermediates in photosynthesis and in carbohydrate metabolism
phosphokinase
noun Date: 1946 kinase
phospholipase
noun Date: 1945 any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines — called also lecithinase
phospholipid
noun Date: 1928 any of numerous lipids (as lecithins and phosphatidylethanolamines) in which phosphoric acid as well as a fatty acid is esterified to glycerol and which are ...
phosphomonoesterase
noun Date: 1932 a phosphatase that acts on monoesters
phosphonium
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1871 a monovalent cation PH4+ analogous to ammonium and derived from phosphine; also an organic derivative of phosphonium (as (C2H5)4P+)
phosphoprotein
noun Date: circa 1908 any of various proteins (as casein) that contain combined phosphoric acid
phosphor
also phosphore noun Etymology: Latin phosphorus, from Greek phōsphoros, literally, light bringer, from phōsphoros light-bearing, from phōs light + pherein to carry, bring — ...
phosphor bronze
noun Date: 1875 a bronze of great hardness, elasticity, and toughness that contains a small amount of phosphorus
phosphore
noun see phosphor
phosphoresce
intransitive verb (-resced; -rescing) Etymology: probably back-formation from phosphorescent Date: 1794 to exhibit phosphorescence
phosphorescence
noun Date: 1796 1. luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiations (as light or electrons) and continues for a noticeable time after these radiations have stopped ...
phosphorescent
adjective Date: 1766 exhibiting phosphorescence • phosphorescently adverb
phosphorescently
adverb see phosphorescent
phosphoric
adjective Date: 1784 of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a valence higher than in phosphorous compounds
phosphoric acid
noun Date: 1784 1. a syrupy or deliquescent tribasic acid H3PO4 used especially in preparing phosphates (as for fertilizers), in rust-proofing metals, and especially ...
phosphorite
noun Date: 1796 1. a fibrous concretionary apatite 2. phosphate rock • phosphoritic adjective
phosphoritic
adjective see phosphorite
phosphorolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1937 a reversible reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which phosphoric acid functions in a manner similar to that of water with the formation ...
phosphorolytic
adjective see phosphorolysis
phosphorous
adjective Date: 1788 of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a valence lower than in phosphoric compounds
phosphorous acid
noun Date: 1788 a deliquescent crystalline acid H3PO3 used especially as a reducing agent and in making phosphites
phosphorus
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, from Greek phōsphoros light-bearing — more at phosphor Date: 1645 1. a phosphorescent substance or body; especially ...
phosphoryl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 a usually trivalent group PO
phosphorylase
noun Date: 1939 any of the enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates
phosphorylate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Date: 1937 to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group • phosphorylative ...
phosphorylation
noun Date: 1925 the process of phosphorylating a chemical compound either by reaction with inorganic phosphate or by transfer of phosphate from another organic phosphate; ...
phosphorylative
adjective see phosphorylate
phot-
or photo- combining form Etymology: Greek phōt-, phōto-, from phōt-, phōs — more at fancy 1. light ; radiant energy 2. photograph ; photographic 3. ...
photic
adjective Date: 1843 1. of, relating to, or involving light especially in relation to organisms 2. penetrated by light especially of the sun • photically adverb
photically
adverb see photic
photo
I. noun (plural photos) Date: 1860 photograph II. verb Date: 1868 photograph III. adjective Date: 1888 photographic 1
photo finish
noun Date: 1936 1. a race or finish in which contestants are so close that a photograph of them as they cross the finish line has to be examined to determine the winner 2. ...
photo op
noun Date: 1981 photo opportunity
photo opportunity
noun Date: 1972 a situation or event that lends itself to and is often arranged expressly for the taking of pictures that give favorable publicity to the individuals ...
photo-
combining form see phot-
photo-essay
noun Date: 1944 a group of photographs (as in a book or magazine) arranged to explore a theme or tell a story
photo-offset
noun Date: 1926 offset printing from photolithographic plates
photo-realism
noun Date: 1961 realism in painting characterized by extremely meticulous depiction of detail • photo-realist noun or adjective • photo-realistic adjective
photo-realist
noun or adjective see photo-realism
photo-realistic
adjective see photo-realism
photoaging
noun Date: 1986 the cumulative detrimental effects (as wrinkles or dark spots) on skin that result from long-term exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet light
photoautotroph
noun see photoautotrophic
photoautotrophic
adjective Date: 1943 autotrophic and utilizing energy from light • photoautotroph noun • photoautotrophically adverb
photoautotrophically
adverb see photoautotrophic
photobiologic
adjective see photobiology
photobiological
adjective see photobiology
photobiologist
noun see photobiology
photobiology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1935 a branch of biology that deals with the effects on living organisms of radiant energy (as light) • ...
photocathode
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1930 a cathode that emits electrons when exposed to radiant energy and especially light
photocell
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 photoelectric cell
photochemical
adjective Date: 1857 1. of, relating to, or resulting from the chemical action of radiant energy and especially light 2. of or relating to photochemistry • ...
photochemically
adverb see photochemical
photochemist
noun see photochemistry
photochemistry
noun Date: 1867 1. a branch of chemistry that deals with the effect of radiant energy in producing chemical changes 2. a. photochemical properties b. photochemical ...
photochromic
adjective Etymology: phot- + chrom- + 1-ic Date: 1953 1. capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (as light) 2. of, relating to, or utilizing the change of ...
photochromism
noun see photochromic
photocoagulation
noun Date: 1961 a surgical process of coagulating tissue by means of a precisely oriented high-energy light source (as a laser)
photocompose
transitive verb Date: 1929 to set (as reading matter) by photocomposition • photocomposer noun
photocomposer
noun see photocompose
photocomposition
noun Date: 1929 composition of text directly on film or photosensitive paper for reproduction
photoconductive
adjective Date: 1929 having, involving, or operating by photoconductivity
photoconductivity
noun Date: 1929 electrical conductivity that is affected by exposure to electromagnetic radiation (as light)
photocopier
noun see photocopy II
photocurrent
noun Date: 1913 a stream of electrons produced by photoelectric or photovoltaic effects
photodecomposition
noun Date: 1888 photolysis
photodegradable
adjective Date: 1971 chemically degradable by the action of light
photodetector
noun Date: 1947 any of various devices for detecting and measuring the intensity of radiant energy through photoelectric action
photodiode
noun Date: 1945 a photoelectric semiconductor device for detecting and often measuring radiant energy (as light)
photodisintegrate
transitive verb see photodisintegration
photodisintegration
noun Date: 1935 disintegration of the nucleus of an atom caused by absorption of radiant energy (as light) • photodisintegrate transitive verb
photodissociate
verb see photodissociation
photodissociation
noun Date: 1925 dissociation of the molecules of a substance (as water) caused by absorption of radiant energy • photodissociate verb
photoduplicate
I. verb see photoduplication II. noun see photoduplication
photoduplication
noun Date: 1941 the process of making photocopies • photoduplicate verb • photoduplicate noun
photodynamic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 of, relating to, or having the property of intensifying or inducing a toxic reaction to light (as in the ...
photodynamically
adverb see photodynamic
photoelectric
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1879 involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of ...
photoelectric cell
noun Date: 1891 an electronic device whose electrical properties are modified by the action of light
photoelectric effect
noun Date: 1892 the emission of free electrons from a metal surface when light strikes it
photoelectrically
adverb see photoelectric
photoelectron
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1912 an electron released in photoemission • photoelectronic adjective
photoelectronic
adjective see photoelectron
photoemission
noun Date: 1916 the release of electrons from a usually solid material (as a metal) by means of energy supplied by incidence of radiation and especially light • ...
photoemissive
adjective see photoemission
photoengrave
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from photoengraving Date: 1892 to make a photoengraving of • photoengraver noun
photoengraver
noun see photoengrave
photoengraving
noun Date: 1872 1. a photomechanical process for making linecuts and halftone cuts by photographing an image on a metal plate and then etching 2. a. a plate made by ...
photoexcitation
noun Date: 1918 the process of exciting the atoms or molecules of a substance by the absorption of radiant energy • photoexcited adjective
photoexcited
adjective see photoexcitation
photofinisher
noun Date: circa 1934 one that develops and prints photographic film commercially • photofinishing noun
photofinishing
noun see photofinisher
photoflash
noun Date: 1930 flash 6f(2)
photoflood
noun Date: 1933 an electric lamp that provides intense sustained illumination for taking photographs
photog
noun Etymology: short for photographer Date: circa 1906 one who takes photographs ; photographer
photogenic
adjective Date: 1839 1. produced or precipitated by light 2. producing or generating light ; phosphorescent 3. suitable for being photographed especially because of ...
photogenically
adverb see photogenic
photogeologic
adjective see photogeology
photogeological
adjective see photogeology
photogeologist
noun see photogeology
photogeology
noun Date: 1941 a branch of geology concerned with the identification and study of geological features through the study of aerial or orbital photographs • photogeologic ...
photogram
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1859 a shadowlike photograph made by placing objects between light-sensitive paper and a light source
photogrammetric
adjective see photogrammetry
photogrammetrist
noun see photogrammetry
photogrammetry
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary photogram photograph (from phot- + -gram) + -metry Date: 1875 the science of making reliable measurements by the use of ...
photograph
I. noun Date: 1839 a picture or likeness obtained by photography II. verb Date: 1839 transitive verb to take a photograph of intransitive verb 1. to take a ...
photographer
noun Date: 1847 one who practices photography; especially one who makes a business of taking photographs
photographic
adjective Date: 1839 1. relating to, obtained by, or used in photography 2. representing nature and human beings with the exactness of a photograph 3. capable of retaining ...
photographically
adverb see photographic
photography
noun Date: 1839 the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or a CCD chip)
photogravure
noun Etymology: French, from phot- + gravure Date: 1879 a process for printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
photoinduced
adjective Date: 1947 induced by the action of light • photoinduction noun • photoinductive adjective
photoinduction
noun see photoinduced
photoinductive
adjective see photoinduced
photointerpretation
noun Date: 1923 the science of identifying and describing objects in photographs • photointerpreter noun
photointerpreter
noun see photointerpretation
photoionization
noun Date: 1914 ionization (as in the ionosphere) of a molecule or atom caused by absorption of radiant energy • photoionize transitive verb
photoionize
transitive verb see photoionization
photojournalism
noun Date: 1938 journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usually photographic presentation of news stories or in which a high proportion of pictorial ...
photojournalist
noun see photojournalism
photojournalistic
adjective see photojournalism
photokinesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1905 motion or activity induced by light • photokinetic adjective
photokinetic
adjective see photokinesis
photolithograph
noun or transitive verb see photolithography
photolithographic
adjective see photolithography
photolithographically
adverb see photolithography
photolithography
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1856 1. lithography in which photographically prepared plates are used 2. a process involving the photographic ...
photolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1911 chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy (as light) • photolytic adjective • photolytically adverb
photolytic
adjective see photolysis
photolytically
adverb see photolysis
photolyzable
adjective see photolyze
photolyze
transitive verb (-lyzed; -lyzing) Date: 1936 to cause to undergo photolysis • photolyzable adjective
photomap
noun Date: 1939 a photograph which is taken vertically from above (as from an airplane) and upon which a grid and data pertinent to maps have been added • photomap verb
photomask
noun Date: 1965 mask 2d
photomechanical
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 relating to or involving any of various processes for producing printed matter from a photographically ...
photomechanically
adverb see photomechanical
photometer
noun Etymology: New Latin photometrum, from phot- + -metrum -meter Date: 1778 an instrument for measuring luminous intensity, luminous flux, illumination, or brightness
photometric
adjective Date: circa 1828 of or relating to photometry or the photometer • photometrically adverb
photometrically
adverb see photometric
photometry
noun Etymology: New Latin photometria, from phot- + -metria -metry Date: 1824 a branch of science that deals with measurement of the intensity of light; also the practice of ...
photomicrograph
noun Date: 1858 a photograph of a microscope image • photomicrographic adjective • photomicrography noun
photomicrographic
adjective see photomicrograph
photomicrography
noun see photomicrograph
photomontage
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1931 montage using photographic images; also a picture made by photomontage
photomorphogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1959 plant morphogenesis controlled by radiant energy (as light) • photomorphogenic adjective
photomorphogenic
adjective see photomorphogenesis
photomosaic
noun Date: 1942 an image composed of many smaller photographs; especially mosaic 6
photomultiplier
noun see photomultiplier tube
photomultiplier tube
noun Date: 1941 a vacuum tube that detects light especially from dim sources through the use of photoemission and successive instances of secondary emission to produce enough ...
photomural
noun Date: 1927 an enlarged photograph usually several yards long used on walls especially as decoration
photon
noun Etymology: phot- + 2-on Date: 1916 1. a unit of intensity of light at the retina equal to the illumination received per square millimeter of a pupillary area from a ...
photonegative
adjective Date: 1914 exhibiting negative phototropism or phototaxis
photonic
adjective see photon
photonics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1952 a branch of physics that deals with the properties and applications of photons especially as a medium for transmitting ...
photonuclear
adjective Date: 1941 relating to or caused by the incidence of radiant energy (as gamma rays) on atomic nuclei
photooxidation
noun Date: 1888 oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (as light) • photooxidative adjective • photooxidize verb
photooxidative
adjective see photooxidation
photooxidize
verb see photooxidation
photoperiod
noun Date: 1920 a recurring cycle of light and dark periods of constant length; also photophase 2 • photoperiodic adjective • photoperiodically adverb
photoperiodic
adjective see photoperiod
photoperiodically
adverb see photoperiod
photoperiodism
noun Date: circa 1911 a plant or animal's response or capacity to respond to photoperiod
photophase
noun Date: 1944 1. light reaction 2. the light period of a photoperiodic cycle of light and dark
photophobia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1799 intolerance to light; especially painful sensitiveness to strong light
photophobic
adjective Date: 1858 1. a. shunning or avoiding light b. growing best under reduced illumination 2. of or relating to photophobia
photophore
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 a light-emitting organ; especially one of the luminous spots on various marine mostly deep-sea fishes
photophosphorylation
noun Date: 1956 the synthesis of ATP from ADP and phosphate that occurs in a plant using radiant energy absorbed during photosynthesis
photopic
adjective Etymology: New Latin photopia, from phot- + -opia Date: 1915 relating to or being vision in bright light with light-adapted eyes that is mediated by the cones of ...
photoplay
noun Date: 1910 motion picture 2
photopolarimeter
noun Date: circa 1889 an instrument used to measure the intensity and polarization of reflected light (as from clouds enveloping a planet)
photopolymer
noun Date: 1932 a photosensitive plastic used especially in the manufacture of printing plates
photopositive
adjective Date: 1914 exhibiting positive phototropism or phototaxis
photoproduct
noun Date: 1926 a product of a photochemical reaction
photoreaction
noun Date: 1909 a photochemical reaction
photoreactivating
adjective see photoreactivation
photoreactivation
noun Date: 1949 repair of DNA (as of a bacterium) especially by a light-dependent enzymatic reaction after damage by ultraviolet irradiation • photoreactivating adjective
photoreception
noun Date: 1902 perception of waves in the range of visible light; specifically vision • photoreceptive adjective
photoreceptive
adjective see photoreception
photoreceptor
noun Date: 1906 a receptor for light stimuli
photoreconnaissance
noun Date: 1940 reconnaissance in which aerial photographs are taken
photoreduce
transitive verb see photoreduction
photoreduction
noun Date: 1888 chemical reduction under the influence of radiant energy (as light) ; photochemical reduction • photoreduce transitive verb
photorefractive keratectomy
noun Date: 1986 surgical removal of part of the corneal surface using an excimer laser in order to correct for myopia — compare radial keratotomy
photoreproduction
noun Date: 1939 reproduction by photographic means; also photocopy
photoresist
noun Date: 1953 a photosensitive resin that loses its resistance to chemical etching when exposed to radiation and is used especially in the transference of a circuit pattern ...
photorespiration
noun Date: 1945 a light-dependent process in some higher plants resulting in the oxidation of glycolic acid and release of carbon dioxide that under some environmental ...
photosensitive
adjective Date: 1886 1. sensitive or sensitized to the action of radiant energy 2. being or caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight • photosensitivity noun
photosensitivity
noun see photosensitive
photosensitization
noun Date: circa 1923 1. the process of photosensitizing 2. the condition of being photosensitized; especially the development of an abnormal capacity to react to sunlight ...
photosensitize
transitive verb Date: circa 1923 to make sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light • photosensitizer noun
photosensitizer
noun see photosensitize
photoset
transitive verb (-set; -setting) Date: 1957 photocompose • photosetter noun
photosetter
noun see photoset
photosphere
noun Date: 1664 1. a sphere of light or radiance 2. the luminous surface layer of the sun or a star • photospheric adjective
photospheric
adjective see photosphere
photostat
I. noun Etymology: from Photostat, a trademark Date: 1911 a device for making a photographic copy of graphic matter; also a copy made by this device II. transitive ...
photostatic
adjective Date: 1919 of, made by, or using a photostat
photosynthate
noun Etymology: photosynthesis + 1-ate Date: 1913 a product of photosynthesis
photosynthesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1898 synthesis of chemical compounds with the aid of radiant energy and especially light; especially formation of carbohydrates from carbon ...
photosynthesize
intransitive verb see photosynthesis
photosynthetic
adjective see photosynthesis
photosynthetically
adverb see photosynthesis
photosystem
noun Date: 1964 either of two photochemical reaction centers consisting chiefly of photosynthetic pigments complexed with protein and occurring in chloroplasts: a. one that ...
photosystem I
noun see photosystem
photosystem II
noun see photosystem
phototactic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1882 of, relating to, or exhibiting phototaxis • phototactically adverb
phototactically
adverb see phototactic
phototaxis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1889 a taxis in which light is the directive factor
phototelegraphy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 facsimile 2
phototherapy
noun Date: 1899 light therapy
phototoxic
adjective Date: 1942 1. rendering the skin susceptible to damage (as sunburn or blisters) upon exposure to light and especially ultraviolet light 2. induced by a ...
phototoxicity
noun see phototoxic
phototransistor
noun Date: 1950 a photoconductive semiconductor device used especially as a photodetector
phototropic
adjective Date: circa 1890 of, relating to, or capable of phototropism • phototropically adverb
phototropically
adverb see phototropic
phototropism
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 a tropism in which light is the orienting stimulus
phototube
noun Date: 1930 an electron tube having a photoemissive cathode whose released electrons are drawn to the anode by reason of its positive potential
phototypesetter
noun see phototypesetting
phototypesetting
noun Date: 1931 photocomposition; especially photocomposition done on a keyboard or tape-operated composing machine • phototypesetter noun
photovoltaic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 of, relating to, or utilizing the generation of a voltage when radiant energy falls on the boundary ...
phr
abbreviation phrase
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
geographical name — see Ayutthaya
phragmites
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek phragmitēs growing in hedges, from phragma fence, hedge, from phrassein to enclose Date: 1877 any of a genus (Phragmites) of widely ...
phragmoplast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, from phrassein to enclose) + -plast Date: 1912 the enlarged barrel-shaped spindle ...
phrasal
adjective Date: 1871 of, relating to, or consisting of a phrase • phrasally adverb
phrasally
adverb see phrasal
phrase
I. noun Etymology: Latin phrasis, from Greek, from phrazein to point out, explain, tell Date: 1530 1. a characteristic manner or style of expression ; diction 2. a. a ...
phrase book
noun Date: 1594 a book containing idiomatic expressions of a foreign language and their translation
phrasemaker
noun Date: 1822 1. one who coins impressive phrases 2. one given to making fine-sounding but often hollow and meaningless phrases • phrasemaking noun
phrasemaking
noun see phrasemaker
phrasemonger
noun Date: 1611 phrasemaker 2 • phrasemongering noun
phrasemongering
noun see phrasemonger
phraseological
adjective Date: 1664 1. a. expressed in formal often sententious phrases b. marked by frequently insincere use of such phrases 2. of or relating to phraseology
phraseologist
noun Date: 1713 one who uses sententious or insincere phrases
phraseology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: New Latin phraseologia, irregular from Greek phrasis + -logia -logy Date: 1664 1. a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements ...
phrasing
noun Date: 1611 1. style of expression ; phraseology 2. the act, method, or result of grouping notes into musical phrases
phratry
noun (plural phratries) Etymology: Greek phratria, from phratēr member of the same clan, member of a phratry — more at brother Date: 1833 1. a kinship group forming a ...
phreak
noun Etymology: alteration of 1freak Date: 1972 phreaker
phreaker
noun Date: 1984 one who gains illegal access to the telephone system • phreaking noun
phreaking
noun see phreaker

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