gender based on arbitrary assignment, without regard to the referent of a noun, as in French le livre (masculine), “the book,” and German das Mädchen (neuter), “the girl.”.
- Grammatical inference
Deducing a grammar from given examples. Also known as “inductive inference” and recently as “computational learning”.
[gruh-mat-i-kal-i-tee] /grəˌmæt ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the state or quality of being .
[gruh-mat-i-kuh-lahyz] /grəˈmæt ɪ kəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), grammaticalized, grammaticalizing. Linguistics. 1. to convert (a content word or part of one) into a functor, as in using OE līc, “body,” as a suffix in adjectives and adverbs, such as OE frēondlīc, “friendly.”. 2. to represent (semantic features) by categories, as plurality in English or gender […]
[gruh-mat-i-kuh l] /grəˈmæt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to : grammatical analysis. 2. conforming to standard usage: grammatical speech. /ɡrəˈmætɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to grammar 2. (of a sentence) well formed; regarded as correct and acceptable by native speakers of the language adj. 1520s, from Middle French grammatical and directly from […]