Dictionary

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: functional yieldPrevious Word in the Dictionary: functional representationAll Words Near: functional shift
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears