aktionsart

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Aktionsart, from Aktion (action) + Art (kind, sort). Attested in English from the 19th century.

NounEdit

aktionsart (countable and uncountable, plural aktionsarten or aktionsart or aktionsarts)

  1. (grammar) A property of verbs and other predicates indicating internal temporal nature; lexical aspect.
    For quotations using this term, see Citations:Aktionsart.

HyponymsEdit

  • state, a predicate that does not change over time
  • occurrence, a predicate that changes in or over time
  • achievement, a predicate that changes in an instant
  • accomplishment, a predicate that changes over time and has a natural endpoint
  • activity, a predicate that changes over time and has no natural endpoint

See alsoEdit