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word class

noun, Grammar.
1.
a group of words all of which are members of the same form class or part of speech.
Origin of word class
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • Around this draw a larger circle in which you write the word class.

    Public Speaking Clarence Stratton
  • The word class has been used, but perhaps improperly, for classification is almost impossible.

  • Then comes the chance to form a bird class, or a bird party, if the word class seems too formidable.

British Dictionary definitions for word class

word class

noun
1.
(linguistics) a form class in which the members are words See part of speech
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