nominalization

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From nominal +‎ -ization or nominalize +‎ -ation

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nominalization (countable and uncountable, plural nominalizations) (American spelling, Oxford British English)

  1. (linguistics, uncountable) The use of a word which is not a noun (e.g. a verb or adjective) as a noun, with or without morphological transformation.
  2. (linguistics, countable) An instance of such use: a noun formed from a nominalized adjective.

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