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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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periphrasispe‧riph‧ra‧sis /pəˈrɪfrəsɪs/ noun (plural periphrases /-siːz/) [countable, uncountable]  1 AL formal when someone uses long words or phrases that are not necessary2 technicalSLG the use of auxiliary words instead of inflected formsperiphrastic /ˌperəˈfræstɪk◂/ adjective
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