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ger·und

 (jĕr′ənd)
n.
1. In Latin, a noun derived from a verb and having all case forms except the nominative.
2. In other languages, a verbal noun analogous to the Latin gerund, such as the English form ending in -ing when used as a noun, as in singing in We admired the choir's singing. See Usage Note at fused participle.

[Late Latin gerundium, from alteration (modeled on participium, participle) of Latin gerundum, variant of gerendum, neuter gerundive of gerere, to carry on.]

ge·run′di·al (jə-rŭn′dē-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.gerundial - relating to or like a gerund; "the gerundial suffix `-ing'"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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This flexibility is reflected in [39], where the gerundial form constitutes a unipartite non-verbal clause, and in [40], where it is the focus of the clause:
The deverbal suffix also exists in various infinitive, participial and gerundial forms in several languages, e.
99-115) also makes it possible to identify a set of at least four determining parameters (transitivity of the verb underlying the gerund, co-referentiality or otherwise of the agent of the gerundial clause and main clause, case of the gerund's agent, coordinate-like or subordinate-like function of the clause).