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nominalization

Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives.
Most of the time, nouns are created from other parts of speech through the use of suffixes. In other cases, the word remains the same but is simply used a different way; this is known as conversion or zero derivation.
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nom·i·nal·ize

 (nŏm′ə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. nom·i·nal·ized, nom·i·nal·iz·ing, nom·i·nal·iz·es
To make into a noun.

nom′i·nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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nominalization

(ˌnɒmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

nominalisation

n
(Linguistics) linguistics the conversion of a word or phrase into a noun
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nominalization

[ˌnɒmɪnəlɑɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnominalización f
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