class cleavage


Definition of class cleavage

: the occurrence of a linguistic form in more than one form class (as one in “one hat,” “if one only knew,” “the other one”)

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First Known Use of class cleavage

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Class cleavage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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