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What is a nominal?

 

Definition
 

A nominal is a word which differs grammatically from a noun but functions as one.

Example (English)
 
  • In the poor are many, the word poor is a nominal. It functions as a noun; however, it does not pluralize.

    Source:

    Crystal 1980 242

  • Generic
      A nominal is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 242

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 151

     

    Mish 1991 801


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