word form

Definitions of word form

n the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

descriptor, form, signifier
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plural, plural form
the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
singular, singular form
the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
ghost word
a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
base, radical, root, root word, stem, theme
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
etymon, root
a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
citation form, entry word, main entry word
the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
a shortened form of a word or phrase
a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
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a unit of language that native speakers can identify

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