grammatical meaning


: the part of meaning that varies from one inflectional form to another (as from plays to played to playing) compare lexical meaning

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grammatical meaning was in 1769

Dictionary Entries Near grammatical meaning

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“Grammatical meaning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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