HyperDic: closed-class_word

English > 1 sense of the expression closed-class word:
NOUNcommunicationclosed-class word, function worda word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning
English > closed-class word: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning.
Synonymfunction word
Partsgrammatical meaningThe meaning / meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence
Narrowerconjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuativeAn uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
determiner, determinativeOne of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
particleA function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs
prepositionA function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
pronounA function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify

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