form class


: a class of linguistic forms that can be used in the same position in a construction and that have one or more morphological or syntactical features in common

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of form class was in 1921

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“Form class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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