Compositional vs Transitional - What's the difference?

compositional | transitional |


As adjectives the difference between compositional and transitional

is that compositional is of or pertaining to composition while transitional is of, or relating to a transition.

compositional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to composition.
  • The compositional aspects of this work are less than ideal.
  • (linguistics) Being the sum of its parts.
  • The phrase "sum of its parts" is entirely compositional .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1979, title=The Signs of Language, author=Edward S. Klima & Ursula Bellugi, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=WeBOn6N8PJ8C&pg=PA202, page=202
  • , passage=A wet súit'' meaning a suit that is wet is a compositional phrase; a ''wét suit meaning a garment worn by skin divers is a compound.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2003, title=The German Language: A Linguistic Introduction, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=-snifythVR4C&pg=PA153, page=153, author=Jean Boase-Beier & Ken R. Lodge
  • , passage=We have already noted that compounds tend to have meanings that are not entirely compositional and would therefore need to be listed.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2004, title=Ontological Semantics, author=Sergei Nirenburg & Victor Raskin, page=106, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=OPek3LpMIigC&pg=PA106
  • , passage=Sentence meaning is compositional because, to a large extent, it depends on a combination of the meanings of sentence constituents, which implies the concept of semantic structure.}}

    Derived terms

    * compositionality * compositionally

    transitional

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • of, or relating to a transition
  • temporary; pending the implementation of something new
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional

    Synonyms

    * (temporary) provisional, provisory

    Derived terms

    * transitionally