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essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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giorgio

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samuel_johnson

  • noun English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
    Dr. Johnson; Johnson.

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osv

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adjective

  • noun a word that expresses an attribute of something
  • noun the word class that qualifies nouns

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donatus

  • noun Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)
    Aelius Donatus.

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gb

  • noun a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
    sarin.
  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    gilbert; Gi.

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klincksieck

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bailey

  • noun United States singer (1918-1990)
    Pearl Mae Bailey; Pearl Bailey.
  • noun English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    Nathaniel Bailey; Nathan Bailey.

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partial

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial derivative.
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; overtone.

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deixis

  • noun the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs

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inverse

  • noun something inverted in sequence or character or effect
    opposite.
    • when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse
  • adjective satellite reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
    reverse.

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walter_william_skeat

  • noun English philologist (1835-1912)
    Skeat.

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synonymity

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymy; synonymousness.

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economic_system

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economy.

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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classification_system

  • noun a system for classifying things

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stochastic

  • adjective satellite being or having a random variable
    • a stochastic variable
    • stochastic processes

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formal_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the logical aspects of meaning

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max_muller

  • noun British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
    Friedrich Max Muller; Muller.

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class_structure

  • noun the organization of classes within a society

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division

  • noun an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    • two infantry divisions were held in reserve
  • noun one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    section; part.
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division

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predicate

  • noun (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
    • `Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates
  • noun one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
    verb phrase.

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congregation

  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; faithful.
  • noun an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
    • a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph
    • a great congregation of birds flew over

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verb

  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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fowler

  • noun English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
    Henry Watson Fowler.
  • noun someone who hunts wild birds for food

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syntax

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    sentence structure; phrase structure.
  • noun a systematic orderly arrangement

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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strand

  • noun a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • noun line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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dik

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gender

  • noun 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
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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phonology

  • noun the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
    phonemics.

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item

  • noun a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    point.
    • he noticed an item in the New York Times
    • she had several items on her shopping list
    • the main point on the agenda was taken up first
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    detail; particular.
    • it was perfect in all details

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linguistic_geography

  • noun the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
    dialect geography.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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assemblage

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    gathering.
  • noun a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
    hookup.

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topicalization

  • noun (linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence; placing the topic at the beginning of the sentence is typical for English
    • `Those girls, they giggle when they see me' and `Cigarettes, you couldn't pay me to smoke them' are examples of topicalization

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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psycholinguistics

  • noun the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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periphrasis

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    circumlocution; ambage.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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folk

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; common people.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    tribe.

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sociolinguist

  • noun a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication

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nonlinear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree

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inflectional

  • adjective characterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions
    • inflectional morphology is used to indicate number and case and tense and person etc.

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structuralism

  • noun linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse
    structural linguistics.
  • noun an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena
    structural anthropology.

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coreference

  • noun the grammatical relation between two words that have a common referent

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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phonemics

  • noun the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
    phonology.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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interest_group

  • noun (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
    interest.
    • the iron interests stepped up production

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kindred

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kin group; kin; kinship group.
  • adjective satellite similar in quality or character
    akin.
    • a feeling akin to terror
    • kindred souls
    • the amateur is closely related to the collector

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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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nonlinear_system

  • noun a system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree

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matriarchy

  • noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
    matriarchate.

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sound_structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; word structure; syllable structure.

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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chomskyan

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synchronic

  • adjective occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
    synchronal; synchronous.
    • recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
    • a synchronous set of clocks
    • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
    • synchronous oscillations
  • adjective concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
    • synchronic linguistics

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canadian

Of or pertaining to Canada. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Canada.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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graffi

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táxis

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baron_wilhelm_von_humboldt

  • noun German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt; Humboldt.

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jens_otto_harry_jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jespersen; Otto Jespersen.

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classification

  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation; assortment.
  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; categorization.

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predicative

  • adjective of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence
    • `red' is a predicative adjective in `the apple is red'

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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joseph_greenberg

  • noun United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001)
    Greenberg.

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phylum

  • noun (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
  • noun (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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modern_hebrew

  • noun Hebrew used in Israel today; revived from ancient Hebrew

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reference_frame

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; frame of reference; coordinate system.

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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neology

  • noun a newly invented word or phrase
    neologism; coinage.
  • noun the act of inventing a word or phrase
    neologism; coinage.

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phonemic

  • adjective of or relating to phonemes of a particular language
    • phonemic analysis
  • adverb by phonemics
    • phonemically transcribed

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shebang

  • noun an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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state_capitalism

  • noun an economic system that is primarily capitalistic but there is some degree of government ownership of the means of production

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sapir

  • noun anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
    Edward Sapir.

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rasmus_christian_rask

  • noun Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
    Rask.

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theoretical

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretic.
    • theoretical science
  • adjective concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
    • theoretical physics

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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otto_jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jespersen; Jens Otto Harry Jespersen.

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subordination

  • noun the state of being subordinate to something
  • noun the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
    hyponymy.

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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rework

  • verb use again in altered form
    retread; make over.
    • retread an old plot

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noah_webster

  • noun United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
    Webster.

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john_florio

  • noun English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625)
    Florio.

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computational_linguistics

  • noun the use of computers for linguistic research and applications

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orthoepy

  • noun the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    pronunciation.
    • the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
    • that is the correct pronunciation
  • noun a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography

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transcriber

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    translator.
  • noun someone who rewrites in a different script

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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sentence_structure

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    phrase structure; syntax.

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psycholinguist

  • noun a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language

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tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    J.R.R. Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

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verb_phrase

  • noun one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
    predicate.

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syntactician

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    grammarian.

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jens Otto Harry Jespersen; Otto Jespersen.

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lexicology

  • noun the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language

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e.g.

  • adverb as an example
    for example; for instance.
    • take ribbon snakes, for example

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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solar_system

  • noun the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field

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india

A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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générale

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social_structure

  • noun the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    social organisation; social organization; social system; structure.
    • the social organization of England and America is very different
    • sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family

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native

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; aboriginal; indigene; aborigine.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a person born in a particular place or country
    • he is a native of Brazil

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grammaire

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goal

  • noun the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    end.
    • the ends justify the means
  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    destination; finish.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

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syntactic

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax
    syntactical.
    • the syntactic rules of a language

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dialect_geography

  • noun the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
    linguistic geography.

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dr._johnson

  • noun English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
    Johnson; Samuel Johnson.

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antoine

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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etymological

  • adjective based on or belonging to etymology
    • I merely drew an etymological distinction

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aelius_donatus

  • noun Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)
    Donatus.

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scientific_discipline

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    science.
    • the science of genetics

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free_enterprise

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; laissez-faire economy; market economy.

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bickerton

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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dialect

  • noun the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    accent; idiom.
    • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
    • he has a strong German accent
    • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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sophistication

  • noun uplifting enlightenment
    edification.
  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophistry; sophism.

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larousse

  • noun French lexicographer (1817-1875)
    Pierre Larousse; Pierre Athanase Larousse.

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furnivall

  • noun English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
    Frederick James Furnivall.

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gangdom

  • noun underworld organizations
    gangland; organized crime.

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semasiology

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    conceptual semantics; cognitive semantics.

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jakobson

  • noun United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
    Roman Jakobson; Roman Osipovich Jakobson.

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historical_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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sociolinguistics

  • noun the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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transitive

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
    transitive verb form; transitive verb.
  • adjective designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning

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noun

  • noun a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
  • noun the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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sweet

  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.
  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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hebrew

  • noun the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Jew.

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language_system

  • noun a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language

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synonymousness

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymy; synonymity.

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semantic

  • adjective of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
    • semantic analysis

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typical

  • adjective exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category
    • a typical American girl
    • a typical suburban community
    • the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year
    • a painting typical of the Impressionist school
    • a typical romantic poem
    • a typical case of arteritis
  • adjective satellite of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
    distinctive.
    • Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie
    • that is typical of you!

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grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm.
  • noun the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)
    Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm; Jakob Grimm.

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lingua

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; tongue; glossa.

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tribe

  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    folk.
  • noun a federation (as of American Indians)
    federation of tribes.

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clapper

  • noun someone who applauds
    applauder.
  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    tongue; lingua; glossa.

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social_organisation

  • noun the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    social organization; social structure; social system; structure.
    • the social organization of England and America is very different
    • sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family

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inflectional_morphology

  • noun the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words
    accidence.

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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grammaticality

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etymologizing

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; derivation.
  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise; etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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deictic

  • noun a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
    deictic word.
    • words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"- R.Rommetveit
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use
    • deictic pronouns

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linguistics

  • noun the scientific study of language
  • noun the humanistic study of language and literature
    philology.

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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judicatory

  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicial system; judiciary; judicature.

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gerald

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organisation

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; administration; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun a group of people who work together
    organization.

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j._r._firth

  • noun English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
    John Rupert Firth; Firth.

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state_socialism

  • noun an economic system in which the government owns most means of production but some degree of private capitalism is allowed

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conjugation

  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; conjunction; junction.
  • noun the inflection of verbs

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feudal_system

  • noun the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
    feudalism.

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subcategorization

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structural_linguistics

  • noun linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse
    structuralism.

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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pāṇini

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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descriptive

  • adjective serving to describe or inform or characterized by description
    • the descriptive variable
    • a descriptive passage
  • adjective describing the structure of a language
    • descriptive grammar

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interdisciplinary

  • adjective drawing from or characterized by participation of two or more fields of study
    • interdisciplinary studies
    • an interdisciplinary conference

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water_system

  • noun a river and all of its tributaries
  • noun a facility that provides a source of water
    water; water supply.
    • the town debated the purification of the water supply
    • first you have to cut off the water

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    John Webster.
  • noun United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
    Daniel Webster.

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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mixed_economy

  • noun an economic system that combines private and state enterprises

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minimalist

  • noun a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • noun a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

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inversion

  • noun the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
  • noun abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

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affixation

  • noun the result of adding an affix to a root word
  • noun formation of a word by means of an affix

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kinship_group

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kindred; kin group; kin.

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henry_sweet

  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Sweet.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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synchronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of a language without reference to its historical context

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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philology

  • noun the humanistic study of language and literature
    linguistics.

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lexicostatistics

  • noun a statistical technique used in glottochronology; used to estimate how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language

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merge

  • verb become one
    unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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piping

  • noun a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    pipe; pipage.

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auxiliary_verb

  • noun a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with

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philologue

  • noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
    philologist.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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classifier

  • noun a person who creates classifications
  • noun a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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category

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    class; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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gangland

  • noun underworld organizations
    gangdom; organized crime.

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nonalignment

  • noun people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
    nonalinement.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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sir_james_augustus_henry_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray.

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market_economy

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; laissez-faire economy; free enterprise.

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etymology

  • noun a history of a word
  • noun the study of the sources and development of words

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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formula

  • noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
    expression.
  • noun directions for making something
    recipe.

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plural

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural form.
  • adjective composed of more than one member, set, or kind

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feudalism

  • noun the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
    feudal system.

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sir_james_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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verner

  • noun Danish philologist (1846-1896)
    Karl Adolph Verner.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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patriarchate

  • noun the jurisdiction of a patriarch
  • noun a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
    patriarchy.

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contrivance

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; gadget; appliance; widget; convenience; gizmo.
  • noun the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    • his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem

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franz

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pierre_larousse

  • noun French lexicographer (1817-1875)
    Larousse; Pierre Athanase Larousse.

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phrasal

  • adjective of or relating to or functioning as a phrase
    • phrasal verb

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derivation

  • noun the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    • he prefers shoes of Italian derivation
    • music of Turkish derivation
  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; etymologizing.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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accentual_system

  • noun the system of accentuation used in a particular language
    prosodic system.

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programming

  • noun setting an order and time for planned events
    scheduling; programing.
  • noun creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
    computer programing; computer programming; programing.

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lingual

  • noun a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  • adjective consisting of or related to language
    linguistic.
    • linguistic behavior
    • a linguistic atlas
    • lingual diversity

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transitive_verb

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
    transitive verb form; transitive.

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etymologise

  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing
  • verb construct the history of words
    etymologize.

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transformational

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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gazdar

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separable

  • adjective satellite capable of being divided or dissociated;
    dissociable; severable.
    • often drugs and crime are not dissociable
    • the siamese twins were not considered separable
    • a song...never conceived of as severable from the melody

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adpositional

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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rootage

  • noun fixedness by or as if by roots
    • strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith
  • noun a developed system of roots
    root system.

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probability

  • noun a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    chance.
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
    • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
    • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

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clause

  • noun (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
  • noun a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
    article.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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date

  • noun the specified day of the month
    day of the month.
    • what is the date today?
  • noun a participant in a date
    escort.
    • his date never stopped talking

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noun_phrase

  • noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    nominal phrase; nominal.

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direct_object

  • noun the object that receives the direct action of the verb
    object of the verb.

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generative

  • adjective having the ability to produce or originate
    productive.
    • generative power
    • generative forces
  • adjective satellite producing new life or offspring
    procreative; reproductive.
    • the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions
    • the reproductive or generative organs

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prosodic_system

  • noun the system of accentuation used in a particular language
    accentual system.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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moiety

  • noun one of two (approximately) equal parts
    mediety.
  • noun one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

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organized_crime

  • noun underworld organizations
    gangland; gangdom.

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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ancient

  • noun a very old person
    antediluvian.
  • noun a person who lived in ancient times

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tense_system

  • noun a system of tenses used in a particular language

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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tesnière

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categorical

  • adjective relating to or included in a category or categories
    categoric.
  • adjective satellite not modified or restricted by reservations
    flat; categoric; unconditional.
    • a categorical denial
    • a flat refusal

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introduction

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the first section of a communication

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phonological_system

  • noun the system of phones used in a particular language
    phonologic system.

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phonetics

  • noun the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

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phonemic_system

  • noun the system of phonemes recognized in a language

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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tradition

  • noun an inherited pattern of thought or action
  • noun a specific practice of long standing
    custom.

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assumption

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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private_enterprise

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    laissez-faire economy; market economy; free enterprise.

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generative_grammar

  • noun (linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description

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form_of_government

  • noun the members of a social organization who are in power
    political system.

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roman_osipovich_jakobson

  • noun United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
    Roman Jakobson; Jakobson.

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explanation

  • noun a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    account.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • noun thought that makes something comprehensible

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rask

  • noun Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
    Rasmus Christian Rask.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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judicial_system

  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judiciary; judicature.

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constituent

  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    component; element.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
  • noun a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
    • needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

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translation

  • noun a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    rendering; interlingual rendition; version.
  • noun a uniform movement without rotation

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coinage

  • noun coins collectively
    metal money; specie; mintage.
  • noun a newly invented word or phrase
    neologism; neology.

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greenberg

  • noun United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001)
    Joseph Greenberg.

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aristarchus

  • noun an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
  • noun a bright crater on the Moon

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ivor_armstrong_richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Richards; I. A. Richards.

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determiner

  • noun an argument that is conclusive
    clincher; determining factor.
  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determinative.

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nanosyntax

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neural

  • adjective of or relating to the nervous system
    nervous.
    • nervous disease
    • neural disorder
  • adjective of or relating to neurons
    neuronic; neuronal.
    • neural network

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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glossa

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; tongue; lingua.

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connectionism

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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diachrony

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    historical linguistics; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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prosodic

  • adjective of or relating to the rhythmic aspect of language or to the suprasegmental phonemes of pitch and stress and juncture and nasalization and voicing

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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a._noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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melville_bell

  • noun a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
    Alexander Melville Bell; Bell.

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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generalization

  • noun reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    generalisation; induction; inductive reasoning.
  • noun an idea or conclusion having general application
    generalisation; generality.
    • he spoke in broad generalities

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crossover

  • noun the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
    crossing over.
  • noun a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
    crossover voter.

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korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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capitalism

  • noun an economic system based on private ownership of capital
    capitalist economy.

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cognitive_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    conceptual semantics; semasiology.

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reticulum

  • noun any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
  • noun a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus

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derivational

  • adjective characterized by inflections indicating a semantic relation between a word and its base
    • the morphological relation between `sing' and `singer' and `song' is derivational

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social_organization

  • noun the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    social organisation; social structure; social system; structure.
    • the social organization of England and America is very different
    • sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family

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frame_of_reference

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; reference frame; coordinate system.
  • noun a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
    frame.

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communicative

  • adjective of or relating to communication
    • communicative arts
  • adjective able or tending to communicate
    communicatory.
    • was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

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adjunct

  • noun something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
  • noun a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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derek

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jakob_grimm

  • noun the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)
    Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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jones

  • noun United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
    Mary Harris Jones; Mother Jones.
  • noun United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
    John Luther Jones; Casey Jones.

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skeat

  • noun English philologist (1835-1912)
    Walter William Skeat.

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syllable

  • noun a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
    • the word `pocket' has two syllables

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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.
  • noun a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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algebraic

  • adjective of or relating to algebra
    algebraical.
    • algebraic geometry

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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phonological

  • adjective of or relating to phonology
    phonologic.
    • the phonological component of language

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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james_augustus_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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ferdinand_de_saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Saussure; de Saussure.

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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traditional

  • adjective consisting of or derived from tradition
    • traditional history
    • traditional morality
  • adjective satellite pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
    • the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

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bopp

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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taxonomical

  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
    taxonomic; systematic.
    • taxonomic relations
    • a taxonomic designation

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kinship

  • noun a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    affinity.
    • found a natural affinity with the immigrants
    • felt a deep kinship with the other students
    • anthropology's kinship with the humanities
  • noun (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    family relationship; relationship.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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sector

  • noun a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
  • noun a social group that forms part of the society or the economy
    • the public sector

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selection

  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; option; choice.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick
  • noun an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
    • the store carried a large selection of shoes

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phenomenon

  • noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • noun a remarkable development

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kith

  • noun your friends and acquaintances
    • all his kith and kin

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industrialism

  • noun an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship

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vso

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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living_arrangement

  • noun an arrangement to allow people (or ideas) to coexist

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deictic_word

  • noun a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
    deictic.
    • words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"- R.Rommetveit

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matriarchate

  • noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
    matriarchy.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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knowledge

  • noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
    cognition; noesis.

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federal_judiciary

  • noun the judiciary of the United States which is responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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jakob_ludwig_karl_grimm

  • noun the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)
    Grimm; Jakob Grimm.

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kroch

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crime

  • noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    offence; criminal offense; law-breaking; offense; criminal offence.
    • a long record of crimes
  • noun an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
    • crimes of the heart

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genetic_map

  • noun graphical representation of the arrangement of genes on a chromosome

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platonistic

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of or in accordance with Platonism

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phrase_structure

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    sentence structure; syntax.

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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thrax

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neologism

  • noun a newly invented word or phrase
    neology; coinage.
  • noun the act of inventing a word or phrase
    neology; coinage.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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neurolinguist

  • noun someone trained in neuroscience and linguistics who studies brain processes during language production and reception

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richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Ivor Armstrong Richards; I. A. Richards.

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conjunction

  • noun the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
    concurrence; co-occurrence; coincidence.
    • the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable
  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; junction; conjugation.

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c._k._ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.

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lexical_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the meanings and relations of words

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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humboldt

  • noun German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt; Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt.
  • noun German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt; Baron Alexander von Humboldt.

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morphophonemics

  • noun the study of the phonological realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language

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sir_james_augustus_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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parasitic

  • adjective relating to or caused by parasites
    parasitical.
    • parasitic infection
  • adjective of or pertaining to epenthesis
    epenthetic.

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onomastics

  • noun the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names

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syllabicity

  • noun the pattern of syllable formation in a particular language

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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neurolinguistics

  • noun the branch of linguistics that studies the relation between language and the structure and function of the nervous system

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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frederick_james_furnivall

  • noun English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
    Furnivall.

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james_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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pronoun

  • noun a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase

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grammarian

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    syntactician.

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dionysius

  • noun the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)
    Dionysius the Elder.

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espionage_network

  • noun a network of spies

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emergent

  • adjective satellite occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
    • emergent repair of an aorta
  • adjective satellite coming into existence
    emerging.
    • an emergent republic

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synonymy

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymousness; synonymity.

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arc

  • noun electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    discharge; spark; electric arc; electric discharge.
  • noun a continuous portion of a circle

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leonard_bloomfield

  • noun United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)
    Bloomfield.

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arnauld

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calendar

  • noun a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
  • noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
    • I have you on my calendar for next Monday

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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roman_jakobson

  • noun United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
    Roman Osipovich Jakobson; Jakobson.

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craigie

  • noun English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966)
    Sir William Alexander Craigie; William A. Craigie.

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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lexical

  • adjective of or relating to words
    • lexical decision task
  • adjective of or relating to dictionaries

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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catena

  • noun a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)

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johnson

  • noun English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
    Dr. Johnson; Samuel Johnson.
  • noun 36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)
    Lyndon Johnson; Lyndon Baines Johnson; President Johnson; LBJ; President Lyndon Johnson.

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chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    A. Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky.

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social_group

  • noun people sharing some social relation

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postposition

  • noun (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)

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morphophonemic_system

  • noun the morphophonemics of a particular language

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saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Ferdinand de Saussure; de Saussure.

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hypothesis

  • noun a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    theory; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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premise

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; assumption.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • verb set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

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charles_kay_ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Ogden.

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pragmatics

  • noun the study of language use
  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction; pragmatic.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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s

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    second; sec.
  • noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    sulfur; sulphur; atomic number 16.

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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probability_theory

  • noun the branch of applied mathematics that deals with probabilities
    theory of probability.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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diachronic

  • adjective used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
    historical.
    • diachronic linguistics

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endocentric

  • adjective fulfilling the grammatical role of one of its constituents
    • when `three blind mice' serves as a noun it is an endocentric construction

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phonologic

  • adjective of or relating to phonology
    phonological.
    • the phonological component of language

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adjoin

  • verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; abut; edge; butt; butt against; border; butt on.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland
  • verb be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    touch; meet; contact.
    • The two buildings touch
    • Their hands touched
    • The wire must not contact the metal cover
    • The surfaces contact at this point

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firth

  • noun English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
    John Rupert Firth; J. R. Firth.
  • noun a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)

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littre

  • noun French lexicographer (1801-1881)
    Maximilien Paul Emile Littre.

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most

  • adjective (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
  • adjective the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal

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syllable_structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; sound structure; word structure.

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support_system

  • noun a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance; a network that enables you to live in a certain style

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compound_morphology

  • noun the part of grammar that deals with combinations of simple words into compound words

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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conceptual_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    cognitive semantics; semasiology.

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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basic

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    staple.
  • noun a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

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root_system

  • noun a developed system of roots
    rootage.

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gestalt

  • noun a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts

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alfred_habdank_skarbek_korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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abstract

  • noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    abstraction.
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; outline.

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meritocracy

  • noun a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
  • noun the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth

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diversity

  • noun noticeable heterogeneity
    variety; diverseness; multifariousness.
    • a diversity of possibilities
    • the range and variety of his work is amazing
  • noun the condition or result of being changeable

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nonalinement

  • noun people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
    nonalignment.

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gap

  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    spread.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    opening.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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anthony

  • noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
    Marcus Antonius; Mark Antony; Antonius; Mark Anthony; Antony.
  • noun United States suffragist (1820-1906)
    Susan Anthony; Susan Brownell Anthony; Susan B. Anthony.

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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folk_etymology

  • noun a popular but erroneous etymology

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patriarchy

  • noun a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
    patriarchate.

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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accentual

  • adjective of or pertaining to accent or stress
  • adjective (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
    • accentual poetry is based on the number of stresses in a line
    • accentual rhythm

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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worcester

  • noun United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)
    Joseph Emerson Worcester.
  • noun an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of Boston

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judicature

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; court.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judiciary.

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copular

  • adjective of or relating to a copula
    • a copular verb

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socialism

  • noun a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
  • noun an economic system based on state ownership of capital
    socialist economy.

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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prescriptive

  • adjective pertaining to giving directives or rules
    normative.
    • prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage

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friedrich_max_muller

  • noun British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
    Max Muller; Muller.

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constituency

  • noun the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

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daniel_jones

  • noun English phonetician (1881-1967)
    Jones.

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century

  • noun a period of 100 years
  • noun ten 10s
    one C; 100; hundred; C.

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coordinate_system

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; reference frame; frame of reference.

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separatism

  • noun a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    segregation.
  • noun a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists
    • separatism is a serious problem in Quebec
    • demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education

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aṣṭādhyāyī

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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non-market_economy

  • noun an economy that is not a market economy

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vos

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accidence

  • noun the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words
    inflectional morphology.

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social_system

  • noun the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    social organisation; social organization; social structure; structure.
    • the social organization of England and America is very different
    • sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family

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binary

  • noun a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
    binary star; double star.
  • noun a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system
    binary program.
    • the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems

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toponomy

  • noun the nomenclature of regional anatomy
    toponymy.
  • noun the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language
    toponymy.

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laissez-faire_economy

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; market economy; free enterprise.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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deletion

  • noun any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
    omission.
  • noun (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome

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hebraist

  • noun linguist specializing in the Hebrew language

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finite

  • adjective bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
  • adjective of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

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statistical_distribution

  • noun (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
    distribution.

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karl_adolph_verner

  • noun Danish philologist (1846-1896)
    Verner.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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derivational_morphology

  • noun the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words

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companion

  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; associate.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms
  • noun a traveler who accompanies you
    fellow traveller; fellow traveler.

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santorini

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kin

  • noun a person having kinship with another or others
    kinsperson; family.
    • he's kin
    • he's family
  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kindred; kin group; kinship group.

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prague

  • noun the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century
    Praha; Czech capital; Prag.

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copula

  • noun an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
    copulative; linking verb.

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orthoepist

  • noun a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)

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mosaic

  • noun art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
  • noun viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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phrasal_verb

  • noun an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit
    • `turn out' is a phrasal verb in the question `how many turned out to vote?'

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historicalness

  • noun the state of having in fact existed in the past
  • noun significance owing to its history

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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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machinery

  • noun machines or machine systems collectively
  • noun a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
    • the complex machinery of negotiation
    • the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order

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lucien

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coordinate

  • noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
    co-ordinate.
  • verb bring order and organization to
    organize; organise.
    • Can you help me organize my files?

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organization

  • noun a group of people who work together
    organisation.
  • noun an organized structure for arranging or classifying
    organisation; system; arrangement.
    • he changed the arrangement of the topics
    • the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
    • he tried to understand their system of classification

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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paradigm

  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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noam

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extraposition

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gerund

  • noun a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)

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semiotics

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiology.

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lexicologist

  • noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    lexicographer.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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baron_karl_wilhelm_von_humboldt

  • noun German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt; Humboldt.

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aspect

  • noun a distinct feature or element in a problem
    facet.
    • he studied every facet of the question
  • noun a characteristic to be considered

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political_system

  • noun the members of a social organization who are in power
    form of government.

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coordination

  • noun the skillful and effective interaction of movements
  • noun the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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machine_translation

  • noun the use of computers to translate from one language to another
    MT.

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john_rupert_firth

  • noun English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
    Firth; J. R. Firth.

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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lattice

  • noun an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
  • noun small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
    grille; wicket.

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other

  • adjective not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
    • today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
    • the construction of highways and other public works
    • he asked for other employment
    • any other person would tell the truth
    • his other books are still in storage
    • then we looked at the other house
    • hearing was good in his other ear
    • the other sex
    • she lived on the other side of the street from me
    • went in the other direction
  • adjective satellite recently past
    • the other evening

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john_ronald_reuel_tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    J.R.R. Tolkien; Tolkien.

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usage

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usance; custom.

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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prominent

  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child
  • adjective satellite conspicuous in position or importance
    large; big.
    • a big figure in the movement
    • big man on campus
    • he's very large in financial circles
    • a prominent citizen

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muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Karl Alex Muller.

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data_structure

  • noun (computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)

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phonologic_system

  • noun the system of phones used in a particular language
    phonological system.

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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grammatical_relation

  • noun a linguistic relation established by grammar

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judiciary

  • noun persons who administer justice
    bench.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judicature.

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restrictiveness

  • noun a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
  • noun a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
    unpermissiveness.

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early

  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties
  • adjective being or occurring at an early stage of development
    • in an early stage
    • early forms of life
    • early man
    • an early computer

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structurale

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grid

  • noun a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
  • noun a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
    power grid; power system.

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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sequence

  • noun serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    • the sequence of names was alphabetical
    • he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA
  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; succession; chronological sequence; successiveness.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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intransitive_verb

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
    intransitive; intransitive verb form.

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formal

  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    ball.
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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clan

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    tribe; kindred; kin group; kin; kinship group.

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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particle

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
  • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
    subatomic particle.

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valency

  • noun the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
  • noun (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    valence.

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bloomfield

  • noun United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)
    Leonard Bloomfield.

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sandhi

  • noun the articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another (especially in fluent speech)

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economic_expert

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economist.

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output

  • noun final product; the things produced
    end product.
  • noun production of a certain amount
    yield.

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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grouping

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    group.
  • noun the activity of putting things together in groups

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alexander_melville_bell

  • noun a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
    Melville Bell; Bell.

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node

  • noun a connecting point at which several lines come together
  • noun any thickened enlargement
    knob; thickening.

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laissez

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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sequence

  • noun serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    • the sequence of names was alphabetical
    • he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA
  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; succession; chronological sequence; successiveness.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients

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pierre_athanase_larousse

  • noun French lexicographer (1817-1875)
    Larousse; Pierre Larousse.

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preposition

  • noun a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
  • noun (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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etymologize

  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing
  • verb construct the history of words
    etymologise.

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semiology

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiotics.

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mood

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; humour.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun the prevailing psychological state
    climate.
    • the climate of opinion
    • the national mood had changed radically since the last election

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cognitive_psychology

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes

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broad

  • noun slang term for a woman
    • a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch
  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    wide.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river

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toponymy

  • noun the nomenclature of regional anatomy
    toponomy.
  • noun the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language
    toponomy.

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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ellipsis

  • noun omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
    eclipsis.

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prescriptive_grammar

  • noun a grammar that is produced by prescriptive linguistics

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declension

  • noun the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    worsening; decline in quality; deterioration.

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kinship_system

  • noun (anthropology) the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed

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espionage

  • noun the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets

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programming_language

  • noun (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
    programing language.

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syntactic_category

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

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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scientific

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of science
    • scientific journals
  • adjective conforming with the principles or methods used in science
    • a scientific approach

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journal

  • noun a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
    diary.
  • noun a periodical dedicated to a particular subject
    • he reads the medical journals

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subculture

  • noun a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs

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panini

  • noun Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC)

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william_a._craigie

  • noun English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966)
    Sir William Alexander Craigie; Craigie.

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pluralism

  • noun a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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ontology

  • noun (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  • noun the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

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nathan_bailey

  • noun English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    Bailey; Nathaniel Bailey.

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revolving_door

  • noun an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
  • noun a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
    revolver.

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simple

  • noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simpleton.

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intransitive

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
    intransitive verb; intransitive verb form.
  • adjective designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object

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central

  • noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    telephone exchange; exchange.
  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    cardinal; key; fundamental; primal.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

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chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    A. Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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fringe

  • noun the outside boundary or surface of something
    outer boundary; periphery.
  • noun a part of the city far removed from the center
    outskirt.
    • they built a factory on the outskirts of the city

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noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    A. Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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dependency

  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependance; dependence.
  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    dependance; addiction; habituation; dependence.

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modal

  • noun an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
    modal auxiliary verb; modal verb; modal auxiliary.
  • adjective satellite relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
    average.
    • the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30

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mixed

  • adjective satellite consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
    motley; sundry; miscellaneous; assorted.
    • an arrangement of assorted spring flowers
    • assorted sizes
    • miscellaneous accessories
    • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
    • a motley crew
    • sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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ov

  • noun a terrorist group of Protestants who oppose any political settlement with Irish nationalists; a paramilitary group that attacks Catholic interests in Northern Ireland
    Orange Group.

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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kaleidoscope

  • noun a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
  • noun an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors

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mathematical

  • adjective of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
    • a mathematical textbook
    • slide rules and other mathematical instruments
    • a mathematical solution to a problem
    • mathematical proof
  • adjective relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
    numerical.
    • tests for rating numerical aptitude
    • a mathematical whiz

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florio

  • noun English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625)
    John Florio.

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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diachronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; historical linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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nathaniel_bailey

  • noun English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    Bailey; Nathan Bailey.

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functional

  • adjective designed for or capable of a particular function or use
    • a style of writing in which every word is functional
    • functional architecture
  • adjective involving or affecting function rather than physiology
    • functional deafness

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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pair

  • noun a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    brace.
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; duet; brace; dyad; duad.

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polyglot

  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    linguist.
  • adjective satellite having a command of or composed in many languages
    • a polyglot traveler
    • a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages

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operator

  • noun (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  • noun an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
    manipulator.
    • the operator of the switchboard

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descriptive_linguistics

  • noun a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments

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feudal

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism
    feudalistic.

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anaphora

  • noun using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier
  • noun repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
    epanaphora.

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platoon

  • noun a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
  • noun a team of policemen working under the military platoon system

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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joseph

An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front. Fairholt.

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lot

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    • he bought a lot on the lake

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neural_network

  • noun computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons; can learn by trial and error
    neural net.
  • noun any network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body
    neural net.

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function

  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping; map.
  • noun what something is used for
    use; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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maximilien_paul_emile_littre

  • noun French lexicographer (1801-1881)
    Littre.

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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svo

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joseph_emerson_worcester

  • noun United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)
    Worcester.

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sir_william_alexander_craigie

  • noun English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966)
    William A. Craigie; Craigie.

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neutral

  • noun one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
  • adjective satellite having no personal preference
    impersonal.
    • impersonal criticism
    • a neutral observer

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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link

  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus.
  • noun a fastener that serves to join or connect
    tie-in; linkup; tie.
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

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segregation

  • noun (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
  • noun a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    separatism.

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solar

  • adjective relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
    • solar eclipse
    • solar energy

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linguistic

  • adjective consisting of or related to language
    lingual.
    • linguistic behavior
    • a linguistic atlas
    • lingual diversity
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of language
    • linguistic theory

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word_structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; sound structure; syllable structure.

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alfred_korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Korzybski; Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski.

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social_movement

  • noun a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    front; movement.
    • he was a charter member of the movement
    • politicians have to respect a mass movement
    • he led the national liberation front

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raising

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; elevation.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; nurture.

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dialectology

  • noun the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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ecosystem

  • noun a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

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native_speaker

  • noun a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood
    • native speakers of French

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murray

  • noun British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
    George Gilbert Aime Murphy; Gilbert Murray.
  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    A. Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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éleménts

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descriptive_grammar

  • noun a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics

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de_saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Ferdinand de Saussure; Saussure.

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distribution

  • noun (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
    statistical distribution.
  • noun the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
    dispersion.
    • worldwide in distribution
    • the distribution of nerve fibers
    • in complementary distribution

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henry_watson_fowler

  • noun English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
    Fowler.

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influence

  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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web

  • noun an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn
  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    entanglement.

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i._a._richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Richards; Ivor Armstrong Richards.

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attributive

  • adjective of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
    prenominal.
    • `red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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paradox

  • noun (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
    • `I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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deriving

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    etymologizing; derivation.
  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    derive; deduce; deduct; infer.

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reference_system

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference frame; frame of reference; coordinate system.

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grammatical

  • adjective of or pertaining to grammar
    grammatic.
    • the grammatic structure of a sentence
    • grammatical rules
    • grammatical gender
  • adjective conforming to the rules of grammar or usage accepted by native speakers
    well-formed.
    • spoke in grammatical sentences

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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np

  • noun a radioactive transuranic metallic element; found in trace amounts in uranium ores; a by-product of the production of plutonium
    atomic number 93; neptunium.
  • noun a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physician
    nurse practitioner; nurse clinician.

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mathematics

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; math.

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philologist

  • noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
    philologue.

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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james_augustus_henry_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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lexicographer

  • noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    lexicologist.

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dragnet

  • noun a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
    • caught in the police dragnet
  • noun a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
    trawl; trawl net.

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personal_pronoun

  • noun a pronoun expressing a distinction of person

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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antecedent

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; ancestor; ascendant; root.
  • noun a preceding occurrence or cause or event

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auxiliary

  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    aide.
  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    supplementary; subsidiary; supplemental.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches

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syntactical

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax
    syntactic.
    • the syntactic rules of a language

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old_boy_network

  • noun an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics)
    • professional women have developed an old boy network of their own

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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edward_sapir

  • noun anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
    Sapir.

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kin_group

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kindred; kin; kinship group.

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original

  • noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    master; master copy.
  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    archetype; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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computational_linguist

  • noun someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing

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