nominalization

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nominalization

Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives.
Most of the time, nouns are created from other parts of speech through the use of suffixes. In other cases, the word remains the same but is simply used a different way; this is known as conversion or zero derivation.
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nom·i·nal·ize

 (nŏm′ə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. nom·i·nal·ized, nom·i·nal·iz·ing, nom·i·nal·iz·es
To make into a noun.

nom′i·nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

nominalization

(ˌnɒmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

nominalisation

n
(Linguistics) linguistics the conversion of a word or phrase into a noun
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nominalization

[ˌnɒmɪnəlɑɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnominalización f
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Da ultimo, va semplicemente notato che mentre sospes e nomen agentis, sospita e nomen actionis (al pari di sospitas), per cui la formula maggiormente diffusa Iuno Sospita affianca al nome della dea un sostantivo astratto che la caratterizza, con funzione appositiva.
32) Va detto che in eta tardoantica e medievale grande produttivita hanno i suffissi-mentum e-iol-tio, per cui questo processo derivativo, che affianca a un nomen actionis gia presente nella lingua latina un altro percepito come maggiormente prezioso o semplicemente piu espressivo, non sorprende.
7, 84: 14', where the same nomen actionis is not further qualified; also 141: 47-48 and 174: 15'-16')
With verbs such as qabum the nomen actionis always represents an indicate content ("the fact that he dwells"), ana parasim a modal content ("to do"), while the accusative infinitive can convey both, depending upon contextual information.
In (9) we have an unqualified nomen actionis (7) instead:
Note, however, that this so far is the sole attestation of an unqualified nomen actionis.
In the following example, it is a nomen actionis qualified by a number:
Nomen actionis as an alternative to the infinitive is not frequently attested; yet, in some functions the infinitive can interchange with it: