functional shift


functional shift

noun

Definition of FUNCTIONAL SHIFT

:  the process by which a word or form comes to be used in another grammatical function

First Known Use of FUNCTIONAL SHIFT

1942

Rhymes with FUNCTIONAL SHIFT

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