Part-of-speech meaning

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The definition of a part of speech is a class of words based on the word's function, the way it works in a sentence. The parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

An example of a part of speech is an adjective.

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One of a group of traditional classifications of words according to their functions in context, usually including the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and article.
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One of a group of theoretical classifications of words according to their syntactic, morphological, and semantic properties, such as the noun, determiner, verb, adjective, adverb, complementizer, preposition, and conjunction.
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Any of the classes of words of a given language to which a word can be assigned: different kinds of grammar have different criteria for classifying words, as form, function or meaning, or combinations of these: in traditional English grammar, patterned after Latin grammar, the parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.
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(grammar) A linguistic category of words sharing syntactic or morphological behaviour and semantic properties, such as noun or verb.
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Attributive form of part of speech, noun.

adjective
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