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Etymology edit

exo- +‎ -centric

Adjective edit

exocentric (not comparable)


The adverbial phrase with great care contains no adverbs.

  1. Focused or centered on something outside of itself.
  2. (grammar, of a phrase or compound) Not having the same part of speech as any of its constituent words.
  3. (semantics, of or relating to a compound term) Not having the same semantic referent as the semantic referent of any of its constituent parts.

bats in the belfry

semantics and grammar

(the) Big Easy ("New Orleans")

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Noun edit

exocentric (plural exocentrics)

  1. (grammar) An exocentric compound.

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