immediate constituent

noun

Definition of immediate constituent

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

First Known Use of immediate constituent

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Immediate constituent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immediate%20constituent. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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