linguistic form
noun Date: 1921 a meaningful unit of speech (as a morpheme, word, or sentence) — called also speech form

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  • linguistic form — n. a meaningful unit of speech, as a morpheme, word, phrase, sentence, etc …   English World dictionary

  • linguistic form — noun : a meaningful unit of speech (as an allomorph, morpheme, word, phrase, clause, sentence) called also speech form * * * any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, morpheme, or suffix. [1920 25] * * * linguistic form, any… …   Useful english dictionary

  • linguistic form — linguis′tic form′ n. ling. any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, or morpheme • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • linguistic form — any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, morpheme, or suffix. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • linguistic form — /lɪŋgwɪstɪk ˈfɔm/ (say linggwistik fawm) noun any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, suffix, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • form — [fôrm] n. [ME forme < OFr < L forma, a shape, figure, image < ? (via Etr) Gr morphē] 1. the shape, outline, or configuration of anything; structure as apart from color, material, etc. 2. a) the body or figure of a person or animal b) a… …   English World dictionary

  • form — formable, adj. formably, adv. /fawrm/, n. 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form. 2. the shape of a thing or person. 3. a body, esp. that of a human being. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • form — I. noun Etymology: Middle English forme, from Anglo French furme, forme, from Latin forma form, beauty Date: 13th century 1. a. the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material b. a body (as of a person) especially in its… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • form — [[t]fɔrm[/t]] n. 1) external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form[/ex] 2) the shape of a thing or person 3) anat. a body, esp. that of a human being 4) clo a dummy having… …   From formal English to slang

  • Linguistic purism — (or linguistic protectionism) is the definition of one language variety as purer than other varieties, often in reference to a perceived decline from an ideal past or an unwanted similarity with other languages, but sometimes simply to an… …   Wikipedia

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