form class


Definition of 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

Examples of form class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain state laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, also allow individuals to sue companies and form class-action lawsuits over privacy breaches. James Rundle, WSJ, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of form class

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of form class was in 1921

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“Form class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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