nominalization

noun

nom·​i·​nal·​iza·​tion
ˌnämənᵊlə̇ˈzāshən,
-mnəl-
plural -s
: the process or result of forming a noun or noun phrase from a clause or a verb

Word History

Etymology

nominal entry 2 + -ization

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nominalization was in 1911

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“Nominalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nominalization. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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