Adjective vs Adjectivality - What's the difference?

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Adjective is a related term of adjectivality.


As nouns the difference between adjective and adjectivality

is that adjective is (grammar) a word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent while adjectivality is the state or condition of being adjectival.

As an adjective adjective

is (obsolete) incapable of independent function.

As a verb adjective

is to make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.

adjective

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (obsolete) Incapable of independent function.
  • * 1899 , , Emerson and Other Essays , AMS Press (1969) (as [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13088 reproduced] in Project Gutenberg)
  • In fact, God is of not so much importance in Himself, but as the end towards which man tends. That irreverent person who said that Browning uses “God” as a pigment made an accurate criticism of his theology. In Browning, God is adjective to man.
  • (grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
  • (legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
  • * Macaulay
  • The whole English law, substantive and adjective .
  • (chemistry, of a dye) Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
  • Synonyms

    * (incapable of independent function) dependent, derivative * (functioning as an adjective) adjectival * (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) procedural

    Antonyms

    * (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) substantive * (of a dye that needs the use of a mordant) substantive

    Derived terms

    * adjectival * adjective clause * adjective phrase * adjective patterns * proper adjective * common adjective

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia adjective)
  • (grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.
  • The words “big” and “heavy” are English adjectives .
  • (obsolete) A dependent; an accessory.
  • (Fuller)

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (adjectiv)
  • To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.
  • * Tooke
  • Language has as much occasion to adjective' the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has ' adjectived all three.
  • * 1832 , William Hunter, An Anglo-Saxon grammar, and derivatives (page 46)
  • In English, instead of adjectiving' our own substantives, we have borrowed, in immense numbers, ' adjectived signs from other languages

    adjectivality

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being adjectival.
  • * 2006 , Andrew Rosta, in Kensei Sugayama and Richard A. Hudson (editors), Word Grammar: New Perspectives on a Theory of Language Structure , Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 9780826486455, page 189:
  • An adjective leave an adjectival trace, So if <e''> is complement of ''wax'' in (66), <''e''> would have to share the adjectivality of ''wroth .