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ABSTRACT NOUN [1 record]

Record 1 1988-04-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Grammar
DEF

A noun referring to a non-material concept, e.g. "happiness" or "courage".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Grammaire
CONT

On appelle noms concrets une sous-catégorie de noms qui réfèrent à des objets du monde physique (ou de ce qui est considéré comme tel), par opposition aux noms abstraits, qui dénotent des entités appartenant à l'ensemble idéologique [p.ex., courage, pensée, jalousie].

Spanish

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