OPEN-CLASS WORDS

with regard to a language, a class of terms which readily accepts new members, like those arising by way of borrowing, word formation, or technological innovation. In practice, this class is almost twin-like with the class of content words because it generally doesn't include grammatical function terms.

OPEN-CLASS WORDS: "Open-class words are most commonly seen now with regard to the internet."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPEN-CLASS WORDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/open-class-words/ (accessed September 26, 2020).
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