exocentric

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The adverbal phrase with great care contains no adverbs.

exocentric (not comparable)

  1. Focused or centered on something outside of itself.
  2. (linguistics, of a phrase or compound) Not having the same part of speech as any of its constituent words.

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Noun[edit]

exocentric (plural exocentrics)

  1. (grammar) An exocentric compound.