[gruh-mat-i-kuh-lahyz] /grəˈmæt ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), grammaticalized, grammaticalizing. Linguistics.
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.”.
to represent (semantic features) by categories, as plurality in English or gender in French.
[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 […]
noun 1. the meaning of an inflectional morpheme or of some other syntactic device, as word order. noun 1. the meaning of a word by reference to its function within a sentence rather than to a world outside the sentence Compare lexical meaning, function word
[gram] /græm/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. 1 . [gram] /græm/ noun 1. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbreviation: g. /ɡræm/ noun 1. a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds […]
- Gram-molecular weight
noun 1. . Abbreviation: GMW. gram-molecular weight n. See mole.