exocentric

exocentric
  a. (of a phrase) having a different grammatical function from any of its constituent words.

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  • Exocentric — has a number of meanings.In linguistics, it refers to phrases and compound words which are not the same part of speech as their constituents.For example, in the sentence I am in the doghouse , the phrase in the doghouse is an exocentric phrase,… …   Wikipedia

  • exocentric — ☆ exocentric [eks΄ō sen′trik ] adj. Linguis. designating or of a construction whose syntactic function is different from that of any of its constituents (Ex.: all the way in the sentence “he ran all the way”): cf. ENDOCENTRIC …   English World dictionary

  • exocentric — /ek soh sen trik/, adj. Gram. not having the same syntactic function in the sentence as any one of its immediate constituents. In the garden is an exocentric construction, since it does not function in the same way as the noun garden. The noun… …   Universalium

  • exocentric — /ɛksoʊˈsɛntrɪk/ (say eksoh sentrik) adjective not having the same function in a sentence as any one of its immediate constituents. In the garden is an exocentric construction, since it does not function in the same way as the noun garden. Compare …  

  • exocentric — adjective not fulfilling the same grammatical role of any of its constituents when until last Easter serves as an adverb it is an exocentric construction • Ant: ↑endocentric • Topics: ↑grammar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exocentric environment — In the field of user interfaces, an exocentric environment refers to a virtual reality or some other immersive environment which completely encompasses the user, e.g. by placing the viewer in a room made up entirely of rear projection… …   Wikipedia

  • exocentric angle — egzocentrinis kampas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. exocentric angle vok. exozentrischer Winkel, m rus. экзоцентрический угол, m pranc. angle exocentrique, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • exocentric — adjective Not having the same part of speech as any of its constituent words. See Also: endocentric …   Wiktionary

  • exocentric — exo·centric …   English syllables

  • exocentric — ex•o•cen•tric [[t]ˌɛk soʊˈsɛn trɪk[/t]] adj. gram. (of a grammatical construction or a compound) not having the same syntactic function in a sentence as any one of its constituents, as in the garden, which does not function the same way as the… …   From formal English to slang

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