content word definition

  • noun:
    • A word, such as for example a noun, verb, or adjective, with a statable lexical meaning, rather than showing a syntactic purpose, as a function word does.
    • A word which is not a function term, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, & most adverbs except for the kind of "then" and "why".
    • a word that a completely independent definition can be assigned

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