Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Phrase-structure rule

noun, Linguistics.
a rule that generates a sentence or other syntactic construction from words and phrases and identifies its constituent structure.
(generative grammar) a rule of the form A → X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence Also called rewrite rule Compare transformational rule


Read Also:

  • Phrase-structure-tree

    noun 1. Linguistics. a structural representation of a sentence in the form of an inverted tree, with each node of the tree labeled according to the phrasal constituent it represents.

  • Photoreceptor cell

    photoreceptor cell n.

  • Photorecon

    [foh-toh-ri-kon] /ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈkɒn/ noun, adjective, Informal. 1. .

  • Photoreceptor

    [foh-toh-ri-sep-ter] /ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈsɛp tər/ noun, Physiology, Biology. 1. a stimulated by light. /ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈsɛptə/ noun 1. (zoology, physiol) a light-sensitive cell or organ that conveys impulses through the sensory neuron connected to it photoreceptor pho·to·re·cep·tor (fō’tō-rĭ-sěp’tər) n. A nerve ending, cell, or group of cells specialized to sense or receive light. photoreceptor (fō’tō-rĭ-sěp’tər)

Disclaimer: Phrase-structure rule definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.