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Meaning of "exocentric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXOCENTRIC

exocentric  [ˌɛksəʊˈsɛntrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXOCENTRIC

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

WHAT DOES EXOCENTRIC 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 EXOCENTRIC


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXOCENTRIC

exo
exobiological
exobiologist
exobiology
exocarp
Exocet
exocrine
exocrine gland
exocuticle
exocyclic
exocytic
exocytose
exocytosis
exocytotic
Exod.
exode
exoderm
exodermal
exodic
exodist

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXOCENTRIC

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

Synonyms and antonyms of exocentric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «exocentric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXOCENTRIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

exocentric
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exocéntrico
570 millions of speakers

English

exocentric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

exocentric
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

exocentric
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экзоцентричный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

excêntrica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

exocentric
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exocentré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Exocentric
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

exocentric
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外心的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

exocentric
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Exocentric
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

exocentric
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புறமையமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मौल्यवान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

exocentric
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esocentrica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

exocentric
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екзоцентрічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exocentric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

exocentric
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

exocentric
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exocentric
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

exocentric
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exocentric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOCENTRIC»

The term «exocentric» is normally little used and occupies the 129.563 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOCENTRIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXOCENTRIC»

Discover the use of exocentric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exocentric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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ADV EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Endocentric altruism is clearly pseudoaltruistic, but exocentric altruism appears to be truly altruistic; the goal seems to ... the other's welfare: "Exocentric approaches assume that improvement of the partner's condition may possess inherent ...
Leonard Berkowitz, 1987
2
Growing Points in Child Language
For nine of the 12 subjects, the proportion of regular and irregular responses which was regular was greater for exocentric items than for endocentric items; one subject gave a greater proportion of regular responses in the endocentric ...
Katharine Perera, Glyn Collis, Brian J. Richards, 1994
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Language Structure and Translation: Essays
Endocentric and Exocentric Structures In the same way that there are endocentric and exocentric constructions on a formal level, there are corresponding structures on a semantic level. For example, it is quite impossible to determine the ...
Eugene Albert Nida, 1975
4
Creative Compounding in English: The Semantics of ...
67) that the distinction between endocentric and exocentric compounds4 is of little relevance: whether greenhouse is endocentric or exocentric depends on whether it is conceptualised as a kind of house. This argumentation can be seen very ...
Réka Benczes, 2006
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200 Years of Syntax: A Critical Survey
The constituent whose privileges of occurrence are matched by those of the constitute is the 'head' or 'center'; the other constituent is the 'attribute'. Harris ( 1 95 1 ) defines exocentric and endocentric constructions as follows: Sequences of the ...
Giorgio Graffi, 2001
6
Cross-disciplinary Issues in Compounding
My personal feeling about these is that the notion of 'exocentricity' is not helpful here. Just as we do not say that ass is exocentric if someone says My teacher is an ass, so we should not call compounds like dust bowl exocentric. Nevertheless  ...
Sergio Scalise, Irene Vogel, 2010
7
Virtual and Mixed Reality
The results of this study were threefold. First, the exocentric views provided during the spatial navigation in the virtual multilevel building can significantly improve the accuracy of mental representation of the spatial horizontal information (see ...
Randall Shumaker, 2009
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Language
Another type of English exocentric compounds consists of adjectives with noun head: two-pound, five-cent, half-mile, (in) apple- pie (order). The difference of form-class may be less radical, but still recognizable in the system of the language.
‎1994
9
Linear Unit Grammar: Integrating Speech and Writing
What is not resolved is the relative status of successive exocentric units. For example, a conventional grammar would require the three prepositional phrases to be incorporated within the previous constructions to make clauses. This is easy to ...
John McHardy Sinclair, Anna Mauranen, 2006
10
Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and History
The following discussion considers only compounding patterns that have exhibited at least some endocentric and some exocentric exemplars over time, because those are the only cases in which the question of a possible evolutionfrom ...
María Irene Moyna, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXOCENTRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exocentric is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e
The differential brackets, L and R equal, are toothed and seat the exocentric bearing holder, which allow for setting belt tension. Its very quick ... «Radio control Car Action, Jun 15»
2
The Kick-Butt World of Cutthroat Compounds
In exocentric compounds the head is missing or external: A bigmouth is not a type of mouth and an egghead is not a type of head—both refer to ... «Slate Magazine, May 15»
3
JOHN BRISTOW | God's beauty in a tulip
... the sole owner, an elderly man who, although known in the community as a religious exocentric, was also noted as a source of extremely tough stewing hens. «Kitsap Sun, May 15»
4
Honeywell Readies Situational Awareness Tools For Embraer E2 …
The 3-D moving map shows an exocentric view of the aircraft, from behind and to the right and includes taxiways and runways with labels and ... «Aviation Week, Apr 15»
5
Universal Avionics Unveils InSight Integrated Flight Deck
A key feature of the original Vision 1 synthetic vision was the exocentric “bird's-eye” view, where the pilot could select between a perspective ... «Aviation International News, Oct 14»
6
Honeywell Cockpit Technology Advancing Toward Lower Landing …
The 3-D view pops up, almost as if the occupant of the cockpit suddenly gets whisked up and away to view the airplane from an exocentric ... «Aviation International News, Oct 14»
7
Will anyone bat for the frightbat, or is it destined to die?
... while exocentric heads are externally related to the type of thing the compound refers to (e.g. “meathead” does not refer to a type of head but ... «The Conversation, Jun 14»
8
Honeywell SmartView Add-ons Offer Improved Pilot Situational …
With the Honeywell 3-D taxi add-on to SmartView pilots will have the option of selecting an exocentric view (shown here) or an egocentric one, ... «Aviation International News, Oct 13»
9
Dickheads Are More Like Buttheads Than A**holes
On the other hand, if dickhead the insult means “having a dick for a head,” it's an example of an exocentric, or headless, compound noun. «Slate Magazine, Oct 13»
10
Review by Diana Soeiro
... distance and direction, that either denote self-to-object distances (egocentric distances) or object-to-object distances (exocentric distances). «Metapsychology, Jun 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exocentric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exocentric>. Nov 2019 ».
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