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  1. c-command(Noun)

    The relationship between a node in a parse tree and its sibling nodes (usually meaning the children of the first branching node that dominates the node) and all the sibling nodes' children.


  1. c-command

    In syntax, c-command is a relationship between nodes in constituency-based parse trees. Originally defined by Tanya Reinhart, It is analogous to "siblings and all their descendants" in family trees. C-command is closely associated with the phrase structure grammars of the Chomskyan tradition. It is not valid for or applicable to the tree structures of other theories of syntax. For instance, c-command as it is commonly understood can hardly be applied to the dependency-based structures of dependency grammars.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of c-command in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of c-command in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Hazlitt:

    Those who can command themselves command others.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    If thou be rich, strive to command thy money, lest it command thee.

  3. Zach Johns:

    All four engines on the left wing are given the same command, the four engines on the right wing also work in concert. Then the two on the tail receive the same command.

  4. Philip Breedlove:

    We do see a very distinct Russian set of command and control in the eastern part of Ukraine, command-and-control, air defense, support to artillery, all of these things increased ... making a more coherent, organized force out of the separatists.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    What it takes to command the attention of the world is just to do the ordinary things extraordinarily. Yes! that's just the stuff. Anyway, do you long to command the attention of the world? If yes, then endeavour to do everything you ought to do extraordinarily.

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