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function word

noun

Simple Definition of function word

  • linguistics : a word (such as a preposition or a conjunction) that is used mainly to show grammatical relationships between other words

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of function word

  1. :  a word (as a preposition, auxiliary verb, or conjunction) that expresses primarily a grammatical relationship

1940

First Known Use of function word

1940


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