immediate constituent

noun

: any of the meaningful constituents directly forming a larger linguistic construction (such as a phrase or sentence)

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immediate constituent was in 1933

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“Immediate constituent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immediate%20constituent. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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