adjectivality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From adjectival +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

adjectivality (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of being adjectival.
    • 2006, Andrew Rosta, in Kensei Sugayama and Richard A. Hudson (editors), Word Grammar: New Perspectives on a Theory of Language Structure, Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 9780826486455, page 189:
      An adjective leave an adjectival trace, [] So if <e> is complement of wax in (66), <e> would have to share the adjectivality of wroth.

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