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

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Functional shift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functional%20shift. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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