phatically
adverb see phatic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phatic — adjective Etymology: Greek phatos, verbal of phanai to speak Date: 1922 of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for communicating information • phatically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • phatic — [fat′ik] adj. [< Gr phatos, spoken (< phanai, to speak: see PHONO ) + IC] of, constituting, or given to formulistic talk or meaningless sounds that are used merely to establish social contact rather than to communicate ideas [phatic… …   English World dictionary

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