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Linguistics. influenced by, resembling, or deriving from the linguistic theory and the methods of linguistic analysis advocated by Leonard Bloomfield, characterized especially by emphasis on the classification of overt formal features.
a Bloomfieldian linguist.


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    covered with blossoms; in full flower. Botany. having a bloom, as fruit. Historical Examples The Judge Rebecca West Poems 1817 John Keats Foes Mary Johnston Little Rivers Henry van Dyke Poems William D. Howells One of Our Conquerors, Complete George Meredith The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie’s Terrible Secret Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller Punch, […]

  • Blooming

    in bloom; flowering; blossoming. glowing, as with youthful vigor and freshness: blooming cheeks. flourishing; prospering: a blooming business. Chiefly British Slang. (used as an intensifier): He’s got his blooming nerve. Chiefly British Slang. (used as an intensifier): not blooming likely. the flower of a plant. flowers collectively: the bloom of the cherry tree. state of […]

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