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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grammatical relation mean? 

  The noun GRAMMATICAL RELATION has 1 sense:

1. a linguistic relation established by grammar

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

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1grammatical relation [BACK TO TOP]


A linguistic relation established by grammar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

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

linguistic relation (a relation between linguistic forms or constituents)

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

agreement; concord (the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations)

inflection; inflexion (a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function)

voice ((linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes)

anaphoric relation (the relation between an anaphor and its antecedent)

modality; mode; mood (verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker)

limiting; modification; qualifying (the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase)

subordination (the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head)

coordination (the grammatical relation of two constituents having the same grammatical form)

complementation (the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate)

conjunction (the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction)

coreference (the grammatical relation between two words that have a common referent)

intransitiveness; intransitivity (the grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb)

transitiveness; transitivity (the grammatical relation created by a transitive verb)

aspect (the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb)

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