exocentric

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

exo- +‎ -centric

AdjectiveEdit

exocentric (not comparable)

grammar

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.
semantics

bats in the belfry
scarecrow

semantics and grammar

(the) Big Easy ("New Orleans")

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NounEdit

exocentric (plural exocentrics)

  1. (grammar) An exocentric compound.

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