word class

word class
noun
one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑part of speech, ↑form class
Hyponyms: ↑major form class

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noun
: a linguistic form class whose members are words; especially : part of speech 1

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Gram.
a group of words all of which are members of the same form class or part of speech.
[1920-25]

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word class noun
A set of words that all share a common grammatical property
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Main Entry:word

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word class UK US noun [countable] [singular word class plural word classes] linguistics
a part of speech
Thesaurus: types of wordhyponym

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word class,
Linguistics.
1. part of speech.
2. form class.

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n. a category of words of similar form or function; a part of speech

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ˈword class 7 [word class] noun (grammar)
one of the classes into which words are divided according to their grammar, such as noun, verb, adjective, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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