intransitiveness


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in·tran·si·tive

 (ĭn-trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
adj. Abbr. intr. or int. or i.
Designating a verb or verb construction that does not require or cannot take a direct object, as snow or sleep.
n.
An intransitive verb.

in·tran′si·tive·ly adv.
in·tran′si·tive·ness, in·tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.
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Noun1.intransitiveness - the grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
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My use of "lying" reflected the nature of the subject matter as being totally supine, docile, and without intent or energy--surely the very nature of intransitiveness.
For example, he produces in his introduction a structure in which 'Nonrationalism and Work' is opposed to 'Rationalism and Labour', and under these general headings are further opposed, inter alia, 'Homo faber' and 'Homo economicus', the realm of freedom and the realm of maximizing or the realm of necessity, idealism and materialism, moralism and pragmatism, form and reform, finality and conditionality, totality and variability, withdrawal and concession, intransitiveness and transitiveness, 'a priori' and 'a posteriori', and so on (p.
The intransitiveness of the definition, albeit made hesitantly, again assumes that work is a good irrespective of its content.