endocentric

ADJECTIVE
  1. fulfilling the grammatical role of one of its constituents
    when `three blind mice' serves as a noun it is an endocentric construction
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How To Use endocentric In A Sentence

  • when `three blind mice' serves as a noun it is an endocentric construction
  • A few weeks ago I posted about some data that I gathered on a linguistic field trip: a nice clear case of an endocentric noun-noun compound with regularly inflected plural non-head.
  • Diachronic versus synchronic approaches vied with endocentric versus exocentric to confound the neophyte. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 2
  • This is the hair endocentric the emotion from him expressed, you had already engraved in his in the mind under a branding, regardless later how, have you forever in his life of a memory fragment.
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