ultimate constituent


noun Grammar.

an element of a construction that cannot be further divided into grammatical constituents: the morphemes of an utterance are usually considered to be its ultimate constituents.

Nearby words

  1. ultima,
  2. ultima ratio regum,
  3. ultima thule,
  4. ultimacy,
  5. ultimate,
  6. ultimate strength,
  7. ultimately,
  8. ultimatum,
  9. ultimo,
  10. ultimogeniture


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British Dictionary definitions for ultimate constituent

ultimate constituent

noun

a constituent of something, such as a linguistic construction, that cannot be further subdivided in the terms of the analysis being undertakenCompare immediate constituent
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