Content-word

content word

noun
a word, typically a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb, that carries semantic content, bearing reference to the world independently of its use within a particular sentence (distinguished from function word ).

Origin:
1935–40

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content word (ˈkɒntɛnt)
 
n
function word Compare lexical meaning a word to which an independent meaning can be given by reference to a world outside any sentence in which the word may occur

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