noun. a constituent of a sentence which is bigger than a term but smaller than a clause. Phrases can be categorized as verb phrases, noun phrases, prepositional phrases, and so forth, in accordance with their purpose in the clause.

PHRASE: "For the purpose of the assignment, correct the incorrect phrase in the selection."
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