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.
(obsolete) Incapable of independent function.
* 1899 , , Emerson and Other Essays , AMS Press (1969) (as [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13088 reproduced] in Project Gutenberg)
(grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
(legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
- 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.
(chemistry, of a dye) Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
- The whole English law, substantive and adjective .
* (incapable of independent function) dependent, derivative
* (functioning as an adjective) adjectival
* (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) procedural
* (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) substantive
* (of a dye that needs the use of a mordant) substantive
* adjective clause
* adjective phrase
* adjective patterns
* proper adjective
* common adjective
(grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.
(obsolete) A dependent; an accessory.
- The words “big” and “heavy” are English adjectives .
* See also
To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.
* 1832 , William Hunter, An Anglo-Saxon grammar, and derivatives (page 46)
- 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.
- In English, instead of adjectiving' our own substantives, we have borrowed, in immense numbers, ' adjectived signs from other languages
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,
- An adjective leave an adjectival trace, So if <e''> is complement of ''wax'' in (66), <''e''> would have to share the adjectivality of ''wroth .