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A noun that is derived from a verb and usually preserves the verb's syntactic features, such as transitivity or the capability of taking nominal or verbal complements.
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(Grammar) a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for you. See also gerund
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a noun derived from a verb, esp. by a regular process, as the -ing form in Smoking is forbidden.
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gerund - a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)
common noun - a noun that denotes any or all members of a class
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