grammatical meaning


noun

the meaning of an inflectional morpheme or of some other syntactic device, as word order.

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decorum

Origin of grammatical meaning

First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for grammatical meaning

grammatical meaning

noun

the meaning of a word by reference to its function within a sentence rather than to a world outside the sentenceCompare lexical meaning, function word
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