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WORD CLASS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does word class mean? 

WORD CLASS (noun)
  The noun WORD CLASS has 1 sense:

1. one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context

  Familiarity information: WORD CLASS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORD CLASS (noun)


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Meaning:

One of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

form class; part of speech; word class

Hypernyms ("word class" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "word class"):

major form class (any of the parts of speech of traditional grammar)


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