zero grade

noun

Definition of zero grade

linguistics
: the most reduced form of the weak ablaut grade in which the vowel disappears entirely

First Known Use of zero grade

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zero grade

translation of German Nullstufe

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The first known use of zero grade was in 1888

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“Zero grade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero%20grade. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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