Endocentric Compound

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:08PM

An endocentric compound denotes a sub-class of the items denoted by one of its members, or the head, which determines its category and the general semantics. A compound where one constituent is the semantic head and another functions to modify that head, e.g., school bus is a type of bus not a type of school. (morphology)

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