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Meaning of "endocentric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENDOCENTRIC

endocentric  [ˌɛndəʊˈsɛntrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENDOCENTRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Endocentric is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ENDOCENTRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Endocentric and exocentric

In theoretical linguistics, a distinction is made between endocentric and exocentric constructions. A grammatical construction is said to be endocentric if it fulfills the same linguistic function as one of its parts, and exocentric if it does not. The distinction reaches back at least to Bloomfield's work of the 1930s. Such a distinction is possible only in phrase structure grammars, since in dependency grammars all constructions are necessarily endocentric.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENDOCENTRIC


acentric
eɪˈsɛntrɪk
acrocentric
ˌækrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
androcentric
ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
anthropocentric
ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk
barycentric
ˌbærɪˈsɛntrɪk
centric
ˈsɛntrɪk
concentric
kənˈsɛntrɪk
eccentric
ɪkˈsɛntrɪk
ecocentric
ˌiːkəʊˈsɛntrɪk
egocentric
ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk
ethnocentric
ˌɛθnəʊˈsɛntrɪk
Eurocentric
ˌjʊərəʊˈsɛntrɪk
exocentric
ˌɛksəʊˈsɛntrɪk
geocentric
ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪk
heliocentric
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈsɛntrɪk
metacentric
ˌmɛtəˈsɛntrɪk
pericentric
ˌpɛrɪˈsɛntrɪk
polycentric
ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪk
theocentric
ˌθɪəˈsɛntrɪk
topocentric
ˌtɒpəˈsɛntrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENDOCENTRIC

endocardia
endocardiac
endocardial
endocarditic
endocarditis
endocardium
endocarp
endocarpal
endocarpic
endocast
endochondral
endochylous
endocrania
endocranial
endocranial cast
endocranium
endocrinal
endocrine
endocrine gland
endocrinic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENDOCENTRIC

areocentric
asymmetric
bicentric
electric
gastric
geometric
homocentric
hydroelectric
mantric
metric
multicentric
pediatric
phallocentric
psychiatric
selenocentric
submetacentric
symmetric
Tantric
telocentric
uneccentric

Synonyms and antonyms of endocentric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «endocentric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENDOCENTRIC

Find out the translation of endocentric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of endocentric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «endocentric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

endocéntrica
570 millions of speakers

English

endocentric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

endocentric
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

endocentric
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

endocentric
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

endocentric
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

endocentric
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

endocentrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Endosentrik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

endozentrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

endocentric
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

endocentric
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Endocentric
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

endocentric
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள்மையமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंतसांच्छिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

endocentric
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

endocentrici
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

endocentric
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

endocentric
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

endocentric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

endocentric
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

endocentric
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

endocentric
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

endocentric
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of endocentric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDOCENTRIC»

The term «endocentric» is used very little and occupies the 182.266 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDOCENTRIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about endocentric

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENDOCENTRIC»

Discover the use of endocentric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to endocentric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Creative Compounding in English: The Semantics of ...
Descriptivist approaches 2.1.1 The basics: Bloomfield's categories of endocentric and exocentric compounds Leonard Bloomfield (1933) suggests two main approaches for the classification of compounds: the analysis of the relation of the  ...
Réka Benczes, 2006
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General Linguistics
The same phenomena are discussed in syntax as endocentric and exocentric construction. If a unit larger than a word has the same distribution as one of its member-units, it is endocentric, otherwise it is exocentric. These facts are relevant to ...
Francis P. Dinneen, 1995
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A COURSE IN LINGUISTICS
Endocentric and exocentric constructions are the types of construction in a language structure. For example, in the sentence 'The old dog lay in the comer', there are three constituents: The old dog, lay and in the corner. The old dog is in the ...
TARNI PRASAD, 2012
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Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, ...
5.2.1 (i)Endocentric, exocentric and coordinate compounds Endocentric compounds denote a subclass of items referred to by one of their elements (L. Bauer (1988:35)); this element can be treated as the head of the compound. For instance ...
Timothy Shopen, 2007
5
A Search for Method: A Study in the Syntactic Use of the ...
xlvii 1994 — 0 a paratactic element in an endocentric constituent which does not function at clause level; one finds the following types: 1) (Nh/ /...): viii 16, xlviii 21 ; 95 2) (...//Nh): xl 40, xlv 7 (twice), xlvii 19, xlviii 28;96 3) 94 For the interpretation ...
Jacob Hoftijzer, H. R. van der Laan, N. P. de Koo, 1981
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English Word-Formation
2.12 Endocentric, exocentric, appositional, dvandva Compound nouns can be further subdivided into four groups according to semantic criteria. Consider first the examples beehive, armchair, redskin, highbrow, maidservant. These can all be ...
Laurie Bauer, 1983
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200 Years of Syntax: A Critical Survey
In Nida (1966[1943]:17) 'paratactic' and 'hypotactic' are represented as the two main construction types; 'co-ordinate' and 'subordinate' are represented as the possible kinds of endocentric construction. Hockett (1958:184-185; 191ff.) seems  ...
Giorgio Graffi, 2001
8
Music and Artificial Intelligence: Second International ...
However, to borrow some terminology from early grammatical theory [8], it is necessary to distinguish between constructions that are endocentric and those that are exocentric. An endocentric construction is one that has the same distribution ...
Christina Anagnostopoulou, Miguel Ferrand, Alan Smaill, 2002
9
Semantics:
A phrase is said to be endocentric if it is syntactically equivalent to one of its immediate constituents. (It follows from this definition that endocentric constructions, under the strictest interpretation of distributional equivalence, are necessarily ...
John Lyons, 1977
10
A Theory of Syntax: Minimal Operations and Universal Grammar
If this is so, the operational source of the kind of nested recursion we find in natural language can be localized in the endocentric labeling operation peculiar to syntactic expressions. To be tendentious, endocentric labeling is the evolutionary ...
Norbert Hornstein, 2009

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENDOCENTRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term endocentric is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Kick-Butt World of Cutthroat Compounds
Either way, when a compound includes the head it is called endocentric—the center is internal. In exocentric compounds the head is missing or ... «Slate Magazine, May 15»
2
Playing to Type: Choosing the Right Class of Lens for Machine Vision
You should be aware that you have three lens options: endocentric, telecentric or hypercentric. Endocentric lenses produce images with the same kind of ... «Photonics.com, Oct 14»
3
Will anyone bat for the frightbat, or is it destined to die?
Semantically, there are two types of head: endocentric heads define the type of thing that the compound refers to (e.g. an overcoat is a type of ... «The Conversation, Jun 14»
4
Dickheads Are More Like Buttheads Than A**holes
If dickhead the insult means “head of a dick,” then it's an example of an endocentric compound noun—that is, a noun made up of words X and Y ... «Slate Magazine, Oct 13»
5
Fanboy Is Now a Real English Word, Says Merriam-Webster
My favorite new words are the novel compound endocentric lexemes. Aren't yours? ;). Reply. Flagged. Show more repliesShow more replies in ... «Gizmodo, Jul 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Endocentric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/endocentric>. Sep 2019 ».
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