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grammatical meaning

n
(Grammar) the meaning of a word by reference to its function within a sentence rather than to a world outside the sentence. Compare lexical meaning, function word

grammat′ical mean′ing


n.
the meaning expressed by an inflectional ending or some other grammatical device, as word order. Compare lexical meaning.
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Noun1.grammatical meaning - the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
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The grammatical meaning of ' transgender', therefore, is across or beyond gender.
Words must be given their literal and grammatical meaning and that words in old statutes were given the meanings they had when the statues were first introduced.
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Similarly, the developing grammatical meaning that is seen as causing the reduction of a word can be attributed to the construction of which the word is a part, rather than to the reducing word alone.
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Language exists for the expression and interpretation of meaning, and that includes grammatical meaning.
The Court concluded, "Thus when the ordinary and grammatical meaning of the word 'pedestrian' is considered in light of the object and scheme of the TSA and the intention of the Legislature, it is our view that it must include persons on skateboards and similar devices.
So also in Modern English: in cloud/clouds, for example, the morpheme {s} of the latter member conveys the grammatical meaning of number.
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contains a "grammar tree," an algorithm that defines the grammatical meaning of each individual word in the text.