word class

noun

Definition of word class

: a linguistic form class whose members are words especially : part of speech

First Known Use of word class

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Word class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20class. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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