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Definition 1: a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for function word in the sense of this definition

(function word is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of function word ) one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases

(... is a kind of function word ) a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

(... is a kind of function word ) a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase

(... is a kind of function word ) an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

(... is a kind of function word ) a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

(function word is a part of ...) the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form

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