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noun Grammar.
  1. a noun derived from a verb, especially by a process applicable to most or all verbs, as, in English, the -ing form of Eating is fun or of Smoking is forbidden.
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Origin of verbal noun

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for verbal noun

verbal noun

noun
  1. a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for youSee also gerund
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