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  1. X-bar(Noun)

    A phrase, or, equivalently, a node in a syntax tree, which consists either of: (1) an adjunct and another X-bar phrase, (2) a head, X, and an optional complement, or (3) a conjunction sandwiched between two other X-bars. The X is a "pro-letter" which can be substituted by letters such as N for noun, V for verb, P for preposition, I for inflectional, etc.

  2. Origin: Pronunciation of its text representation: a letter X with overbar.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-bar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-bar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

  2. Edward R. Murrow:

    Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Skiing consists of wearing 3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink.

  4. David Edwards:

    The bar is a natural place for experimentation, people just have more fun at the bar, and the leading edge of creating the food and beverages of tomorrow has to be fun.

  5. Edward De Bono:

    The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

Images & Illustrations of x-bar

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