malformedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

malformed +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

malformedness (uncountable)

  1. incorrect form; quality of being malformed
    • 2004, David Michael Singleton, Lisa Ryan, Language acquisition: the age factor (page 59)
      Many of Zidonis's ninth graders were apparently unable to recognize the malformedness of the sentences they wrote. It cannot be concluded that all adults have acquired the degree of grammatical competence assumed by many linguists.