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con·tent word

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  1. content word, open-class wordnoun

    a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned


  1. content wordnoun

    A word that is not a function word, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, and most adverbs with the exception of the likes of "then" and "why".


  1. content word

    A content word is a type of word that carries substantive meaning and contributes to the semantic content of a phrase or sentence, typically being the head of a phrase. They contrast with function words, which primarily have grammatical roles. Content words include nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, among others. They are generally open class words, meaning new ones can be added to the language.


  1. Content word

    In linguistics content words are words such as nouns, most verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that refer to some object, action, or other non-linguistic meaning. Content words contrast with function words, which function primarily to express the grammatical relationships between other words in a sentence. Content words are open class words, meaning that new content words can be added to the lexicon easily.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of content word in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of content word in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • कंटेंट वर्डHindi

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