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  atemporel
  athématique
  atlas linguistique
  atone
  attaque
  attente
  attention
atténuateur1
  atténuateur2
  atténuation
  attestation
  attesté
  attester
  attitude
  attitude linguistique

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atténuateur1

Eng    downgrader, hedge, mitigator

nMS

Synonym(s): adoucisseur

Related term(s): atténuation, politesse

Domain: Pragmatics

Source(s): Ducrot & Schaeffer 1995: 449 (ex.: "un peu" vs. "peu" où "un" est un atténuateur); Fernandez 1994: 183-184; Moeschler & Reboul 1994: 377 (enclosure)


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  domination
  donor
  dorsal1
  dorsal2
  dorso-alveolar
  dorsum
  double
  double cross
  double-base transformation
  double-compound
  double-object construction
  doublet
  doubling
  downdrift
downgrader

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