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Record 1 1979-10-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology
OBS

The central or fundamental constituent in a multiword term or compound word, the meaning of which is qualified by the other constituents. Ex. "plant" in "sewage treatment plant" and "knob" in "doorknob".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Lexicologie, lexicographie et terminologie
OBS

Élément d'un syntagme qui constitue le générique par rapport au sens du terme complet souvent appelé déterminé. Ex.: Dans machine à écrire, machine est le composant déterminé; à écrire est le composant déterminant.

Spanish

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