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?
(grammar) A word, phrase, or clause which is modified.
- A noun is the usual modificand of an 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.
(rhetoric, philosophy) An adjective.
Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/alienans