word form

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Noun1.word form - the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
singular, singular form - the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
ghost word - a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
root word, stem, root, theme, radical, base - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
etymon, root - a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
citation form, entry word, main entry word - the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
abbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phrase
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
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Note definitely its main peculiarities in (a) spirit; (b) vocabulary and word forms; (c) grammar and rhetoric.
``It's news to me and until I have official word form the Football Association of Wales it would be foolish of me to comment,'' said Jenkins, who won the last of his 16 caps two years ago.
Or click on the Options button for an expanded search form that enables to you narrow the search for a number of criteria, including proximity (line, sentence, paragraph or page) and word form (exact match, plurals and possessives or any word form).
So why not capitalise on that moment of pleasure by having a bottle opener fashioning onomatopoeically to capture in word form the very sound of that divine eruption of carbonated fizz?
Editors Onysko (English Linguistics, University of Innsbruck) and Michel (Media Studies, University of Koblenz-Landau) have assembled papers dealing with topics related to cognitive linguistic thought and established patterns and processes of word form. Most of the papers focus on individual types of word formation (compounding, affixation, and conversion), and they contribute to reframing our understanding of these processes.
This process is, in general, composed of two parts: the program first assigns, on the basis of a morphological lexicon, all the possible tags that a word form can be associated with, and then chooses the most likely tag on the basis of the context in which the word form appears in the text.
The scans firstly confirmed which regions of the brain are associated with reading: as expected, the visual word form area, which is known to enable people to link sounds with written symbols, became active during reading, demonstrating that it plays an important role.
Dehaene suggests that at birth, the VWFA (visual word form area) responds to all visual information in both the normal and the mirror orientation.