Innateness
Innateness In"nate*ness, n. The quality of being innate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • innateness — innate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inborn; natural. DERIVATIVES innately adverb innateness noun. ORIGIN Latin innatus, from innasci be born into …   English terms dictionary

  • innateness — noun see innate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • innateness — See innately. * * * …   Universalium

  • innateness — noun The condition of being innate …   Wiktionary

  • innateness — n. quality of being innate, quality of being inborn; quality of being inherent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innateness — in·nate·ness …   English syllables

  • innateness — noun the quality of being innate • Derivationally related forms: ↑innate • Hypernyms: ↑changelessness, ↑unchangeability, ↑unchangeableness, ↑unchangingness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Innateness hypothesis — The innateness hypothesis is a linguistic theory of language acquisition which holds that at least some linguistic knowledge is extant in humans at birth. Facts about the complexity of human language systems, the universality of language… …   Wikipedia

  • innateness hypothesis — Psycholinguistics. the theory that humans are biologically equipped with a knowledge of certain universal elements of language structure that is brought into play in the course of native language acquisition. Also called nativism. * * * …   Universalium

  • innateness hypothesis — Psycholinguistics. the theory that humans are biologically equipped with a knowledge of certain universal elements of language structure that is brought into play in the course of native language acquisition. Also called nativism …   Useful english dictionary

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