from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of a group of traditional classifications of words according to their functions in context, usually including the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and article.
- noun One of a group of theoretical classifications of words according to their syntactic, morphological, and semantic properties, such as the noun, determiner, verb, adjective, adverb, complementizer, preposition, and conjunction.
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- noun grammar A linguistic category of words sharing syntactic or morphological behaviour and semantic properties, such as noun or verb.
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- noun one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
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