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Can anyone think of nouns where "support" is used with a noun? Like "support beam" or "support group". Thanks! - Nick15

RE: "support beam"Edit

In the instance "support beam," wouldn't that be an example of using the word support as an adjective, not a noun?

I don’t think so. In that phrase, I’m pretty sure that support is a noun adjunct (attributive noun). —Stephen 13:56, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

There is a more inclusive use of the verb support which is relevant to all the various definitions shownEdit

This is the first time I ever wrote anything in Wiktionary (or Wikipedia for that matter), so I'll be cautious and stay in the comment section.

To support always means to provide help or assistance. Whether financial, educational or military, etc. Just about every one of those is merely an example of a type of support. Not a separate definition of support - at least as I see it.

Really applies to the noun too. Military, financial, eduction ... are all just adjectives describing the type of help or assistance provided.

—This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 12:48, 26 July 2012 (UTC).

to be able to handle sth./cooperate with sth.Edit

Do you think this common meaning is already stated in the article? I mean statements like 'Software or device XYZ (no longer) supports technology ZYX.' Well, it's possibly only technical jargon but the meaning is quite different from the ones in the standard language. Here, the sense of providing help is much less important. Much more important is the sense of getting along with something. --Ben4Wiki (talk) 13:48, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

I think we're missing it (in the sense close to "interoperate", e.g. "computers made in the 1980s do not support USB hardware"). Equinox 13:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
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