matrix sentence

noun

Definition of matrix sentence

: the one of a pair of sentences joined by means of a transformation that keeps its essential external structure and syntactic status in “the book that I want is gone”, “the book is gone” is the matrix sentence

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“Matrix sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matrix%20sentence. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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