univerbation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

uni- +‎ verb +‎ -ation

NounEdit

univerbation (countable and uncountable, plural univerbations)

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  1. (linguistics) The diachronic process of forming a new single word from a fixed expression of several words.
    • 2004, Walter Bisang, Nikolaus Himmelmann, Björn Wiemer, What makes grammaticalization?
      Standard examples of univerbation are cupboard, brainstorming, or necklace.

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NounEdit

univerbation f (plural univerbations)

  1. (linguistics) univerbation
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