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Definitions

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  • n. the use of a verb or an adjective as a noun, with or without morphological transformation, so that the word can now act as the head of a noun phrase

Etymologies

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nominal +‎ -isation

Examples

  • The nominalisation allows this focus on the result without distraction.

    On nominalisations

  • What the style guides are usually getting at is the overuse of two processes: (a) long words formed with a suffix such as -ation - as in nominalisation, indeed, from nominalise; and (b) sentences where a noun phrase derives from a finite clause, as in the rejection of the proposal, instead of X rejected the proposal.

    On nominalisations

  • In particular, Field's nominalisation program has dominated recent discussions of the ontology of mathematics.

    Indispensability Arguments in the Philosophy of Mathematics

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