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English noun: function word

1. function word (communication) a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning

Synonymsclosed-class word

Broader (hypernym)word

Narrower (hyponym)conjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuative, determinative, determiner, particle, preposition, pronoun

Part holonymgrammatical meaning

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