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Webster 1913 Edition


Nominalize

Nom′i-nal-ize

,
Verb.
T.
(Grammar, Linguistics)
To convert into a noun;
as, a
nominalized
sentence; a
nominalized
adjective or verb
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nominalize

NOMINALIZE

,
Verb.
T.
To convert into a noun. [Not in use and ill formed.]

Definition 2022


nominalize

nominalize

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nominalize (third-person singular simple present nominalizes, present participle nominalizing, simple past and past participle nominalized) (American, Oxford British English)

  1. (linguistics) To change into a noun, usually by affixing a morpheme.
    • 1960, Modern Language Association of America, Dwight le Merton Bollinger, Modern Spanish: A Project of The Modern Language Association, Harcourt, Brace, page 226
      To nominalize an adjective that refers to a known noun, the articles el, la, los, and las are used (Unit 11 §59); to nominalize an adjective that does not refer to a known noun, the neuter article lo is used.
    • 1983, Peter Achinstein, The Nature of Explanation, Oxford University Press US, page 199
      But, Dretske asks, what happens when we nominalize a propositional allomorph?
  2. (philosophy) To make nominalistic.

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