grammatical meaning

the meaning of an inflectional morpheme or of some other syntactic device, as word order.
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grammatical meaning
lexical meaning Compare function word the meaning of a word by reference to its function within a sentence rather than to a world outside the sentence

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Every suffix and case ending expresses only one grammatical meaning.
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