Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

function word
a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
 
pillow talk
intimate conversation between lovers (typically occurring in bed)
 
continuant
consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
 
sense tagger
a tagging program whose labels indicate the meanings of words or expressions
 
curfew
an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
 
open-door policy
the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
 
space
one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
 
feature film
the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
 
article
(grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
 
dead letter
mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
 
keynote
(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
 
word-painting
a graphic or vivid verbal description
 
isometric line
a line connecting isometric points
 
digram
two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')
 
informing
a speech act that conveys information
 
Modern Greek
the Greek language as spoken and written today
 
inversion
the reversal of the normal order of words
 
convention
(diplomacy) an international agreement
 
concurrence
agreement of results or opinions
 
relative pronoun
a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
 
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