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Synonyms for idiom

Synonyms for idiom

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

Synonyms for idiom

a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language


the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

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idioms with the same lexical and syntactic realization; an exception is the idiom a fi in al noualea cer with a semantic and syntactic equivalent in English, be in the seventh heaven, which is, however, lexically different in the choice of the numeral.
The new idiom 'gbaju e' could have been connected with an old expression 'gbaju igarn' used between 1960 and 1970 to describe magicians who deceptively rob people of their belongings at motor parks and some other locations and also, the observation of the shocking effects and of excruciating pains suffered by the one whose face is slapped.
This Design Idiom is about ensuring we put great design at the heart of what we do for now and the future.
The expression 'Ete ' as a new idiom is commonly used today by people, especially in the present political dispensation in Nigeria.
When the DMN model is complete and verified, the IDIOM executable form of the model(s) can be downloaded directly from the Trisotech DMN modeller interface as a cloud service or as a stand-alone executable (C# or Java) for unconstrained use by the customer.
The theoretical value of this research is the expansion of idiom status, whose role for the electronic communication analysis has been minimized to purely linguistic phenomena.
The fact that this idiom has been loaned by the Lithuanian language is confirmed by the fact that, in English, this pattern is firmly established and wider used (we think that data laundering will soon be borrowed by Lithuanian as well.
Non-substitutability: We cannot substitute a word in an idiom with a related word.
We designed a customizable learning process to engage students in ongoing Chinese idiom learning and sentence making activities.
The left inferior frontal gyrus, the part of the brain that apparently was used to suppress literal meaning, was not specifically activated by idiom comprehension.
An idiom is a figure of speech that means something different from what it says literally.
Concrete features of the metaphor structure play a more important role in determining the actual meaning of an idiom than does the metaphor's schematic structure fixed in the conceptual mapping.
It seems that only artistic dialogue and aesthetic reception are capable of synthesizing profoundly incompatible epistemes, as is evident once again--to cite a more recent example--in the fusion of Beuys and Warhol in Thomas Hirschhorn's current work, whose idiom of chaos sculpture Genzken would seem to have anticipated in certain ways.
I consider myself as tolerant, even as liberal, as the next person when it comes to accepting a new idiom entering the language--idiom being, in one dictionary definition, "an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements.
I was taught to develop my English by combining the use of simple grammar with the use of vigorous idiom where appropriate.