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verbal noun

noun, Grammar
1.
a noun derived from a verb, especially by a process applicable to most or all verbs, as, in English, the -ing form of Eating is fun or of Smoking is forbidden.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • In fact, another name for a gerund is a verbal noun.
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verbal noun

noun
1.
a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for you See also gerund
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