mass noun

noun

Definition of mass noun

: a noun that denotes a homogeneous substance or a concept without subdivisions and that in English is preceded in indefinite singular constructions by some rather than a or an "sand" and "water" are mass nouns — compare count noun

First Known Use of mass noun

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mass noun was in 1933

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“Mass noun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mass%20noun. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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