American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, consisting of, or formed with a participle.
- n. A participle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the nature and use of a participle.
- Formed from or consisting of a participle: as, a participial noun; a participial adjective.
- n. A word formed from a ver's, and sharing the verbal with the noun or adjective construction.
- adj. grammar of, relating to, or being a participle
- n. grammar a participle
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having, or partaking of, the nature and use of a participle; formed from a participle.
- n. A participial word.
- From Latin participiālis, from participium ("participle"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin participiālis, from participium, participle; see participle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Both words are often used — and often interchangeably — as participial adjectives (oriented and orientated).”
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“What do you think about participial phrases and subordinate CLAUSES?”
“So I try to make my courses more than just a series of how-to sessions about comma placement, subordinate clauses, and present participial phrases.”
“It seems unlikely that it represents an animate plural ending, contradicted by the existence of tularu with its extra participial ending -u.”
“This time the snare of participial juncture is smoothly mutual and binding, rather than viscous and thickening — as in”
“Marked by the thickened release of "good" from "growing," what we find inscribed from within narrative time is both a phrase for cumulative social improvement and an asymptote of its visionary teleology as well, Tennyson secularized: the immediate "growing betterment" (participial adjective plus noun) as well as, hard on its heels, the "growing [ultimately] good”
“Similarly, whenever German offers a quick string of very brief sentences or main clauses, English would tend to subordinate some of them as present participles, which German seldom uses to introduce clauses, limiting participial clauses to extremely lofty, highfalutin diction.”
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