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immediate constituent

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A meaningful constituent, such as a word, that enters directly into the formation of a linguistic construction, such as a phrase.

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  • noun a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate

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