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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY (noun)
  The noun GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY has 1 sense:

1. (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

  Familiarity information: GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY used as a noun is very rare.


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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY (noun)


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Meaning:

(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

grammatical category; syntactic category

Hypernyms ("grammatical category" is a kind of...):

category; class; family (a collection of things sharing a common attribute)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grammatical category"):

case; grammatical case (nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence)

form class; part of speech; word class (one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context)

number (the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural))

person (a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms)

gender; grammatical gender (a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness)

tense (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)

participant role; semantic role (an entity realized by a noun or noun phrase in a clause or sentence)


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