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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In generative grammar, an abstract underlying structure from which the actual form of a sentence is derived.

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Examples

  • As to whether it “certainly should not” mean this, does Mr. Slatin mean an a priori certainty deducible from the deep structure of the language itself or an observational certainty based on universally accepted, peer-reviewed, reproducible results obtained under controlled conditions?

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