exocentric definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with a small grouping of syntactically associated terms, not one which is functionally equal to the big event of the entire team. As an example, nothing regarding the terms into the expression up for grabs is an adverb, yet they combine to form a phrase having adverbial purpose.
    • Of or regarding a compound word whoever referent is not the just like the referents of every of their constituent components. Like, the noun razorback doesn't reference a kind of straight back, but to a kind of hog (one having a sharply ridged straight back).
    • without having the exact same section of message as some of its constituent terms.
    • not rewarding the exact same grammatical role of any of its constituents
    • Of or regarding several syntactically relevant words, none which is functionally equivalent to the big event associated with the entire group. Like, none for the words within the expression up for grabs is an adverb, yet they incorporate to create a phrase having adverbial purpose.
    • Of or regarding a compound word whose referent isn't the identical to the referents of any of its constituent components. Like, the noun razorback cannot relate to a form of straight back, but to a type of hog (one having a sharply ridged back).
    • without having similar part of speech as some of its constituent terms.
    • not fulfilling similar grammatical part of every of its constituents

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