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English noun: head word

1. head word (communication) a content word that can be qualified by a modifier


Synonymsheadword


Broader (hypernym)content word, open-class word


Part meronymphrase

2. head word (communication) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent


Synonymshead


Broader (hypernym)word


Domain categorygrammar









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