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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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1. Abbreviation for adjective; hence AP for *adjective phrase.

2. The *argument of a *transitive verb

A

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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

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2003

The 1st letter of the Roman alphabet as used for English. It descends from the Phoenician symbol for a glottal

AA(V)E

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Abbreviation for African American (Vernacular) English.

Aave

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Abbreviation for African American Vernacular English.

abacus

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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452 words

A mechanical device for making arithmetic calculations, the abacus is a precursor to, and a very primitive form of a

abbreviated clause

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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As reduced clause.

Abbreviation

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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As a morphological process (also called “shortening” or “clipping”), distinct from coding (ORD, the airline symbol for Chicago's

Abbreviation

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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

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2003
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The shortening of words and phrases (kilogram to kg, Imperial Chemical Industries to ICI) and a result of

abbreviatory convention

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Any convention that allows the expression of two or more *rules (2) to be combined into one.

abduction

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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Movement away from a central line. The *vocal cords are thus abducted when they are drawn apart. The opposite

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