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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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