Modificand vs Alienans - What's the difference?

modificand | alienans |


As nouns the difference between modificand and alienans

is that modificand is (grammar) a word, phrase, or clause which is modified while alienans is (rhetoric|philosophy) an adjective.

As an adjective alienans is

negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

modificand

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (grammar) A word, phrase, or clause which is modified.
  • A noun is the usual modificand of an adjective.

    alienans

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.
  • The newspaper never called him "the murderer", always "the alleged murderer", but the alienans adjective didn't help very much: the word "murderer" is all people saw.
    Because a "decoy duck" is not a duck, "decoy" is an alienans adjective.
    In the case of "brown duck", "brown" is ''not'' an alienans adjective.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (rhetoric, philosophy) An adjective.
  • See also

    * modal * modality

    References

    Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/alienans

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