Definitions for present participle

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pres′ent par′ticiple(n.)

  1. a participle form, in English having the suffix -ing, denoting repetition or duration of an activity or event: used as an adjective, as in the growing weeds, and in forming progressive verb forms, as in

    The weeds are growing.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. present participle(noun)

    a participle expressing present action; in English is formed by adding -ing


  1. present participle(Noun)

    A verb form that indicates an ongoing action or state in the present and which can function as an adjective.


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