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[rey-zing] /ˈreɪ zɪŋ/
noun, Linguistics
a rule of transformational grammar that shifts the subject or object of an embedded clause into the subject or object position of the main clause, as in the derivation of The suspect appears to be innocent from It appears that the suspect is innocent.
Origin of raising
raise + -ing1
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self-raising, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for selfraising


(transformational grammar) a rule that moves a constituent from an embedded clause into the main clause See also subject-raising, negative-raising
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Word Origin and History for selfraising



mid-14c., "an act of elevating," verbal noun from raise (v.). Specifically in American English, "the erecting of a building," by 1650s.

RAISING. In New England and the Northern States, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building. [Webster, 1830]

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