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Definition of the noun accidence
What does accidence mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: accidences
- the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words
Alternative definition of the noun accidence
- The 'accidents', of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar - John Milton
- a book containing the first principles of grammar, and so of the rudiments of any subject or art
- The rudiments of any subject - James Russell Lowell
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Accidence — Accidence is that part of grammar which deals with the function of each word in the sentence, and the changes or inflexions made in that word. Syntax — Syntax is that part of Grammar which deals with the various ways in which ...
by M. Alderton Pink, M.A. Pink & S.E. Thomas
Accidence is that branch of grammar which deals with the classification of inflexions. 26. Syntax is that branch of grammar which deals with the relationship of words when they are used in sentences. 27. Parts of Speech. — Words are said to ...
4th International Conference, MKM 2005, Bremen, Germany, July 15-17, 2005, Revised Selected Papers by Michael Kohlhase
An important distinction in this consideration is the one of substance and accidence1. Substance is the unchanging essence of an object, whereas accidence is the object's appearance. These terms form a dialectic pair: even though ...
Word and Phrase (1901)
True and False Use in English by Joseph Fitzgerald
The simplicity of forms which it acquired by dropping all or nearly all grammatical accidence is a priceless gain ; but the senseless and system- less orthography, the scoliography rather (" orthos," straight, " skolios," crooked) with which the ...
The Continental Monthly (1864)
Accidence is that which is under a condition, tub-joined, Subjunctive; which may or may not happen, hence introduced by an if, equal to gif, give, grant, provided it so happen. Elementally (Kant's Quality of Being) reappears in this domain of ...
The American Whig Review (1851)
Greek accidence is a part of the secret. A neat use of slang, like the acid in punch, never de trop, an articulation ...
The Topical Tradition by Werner Hüllen
An accidence is a primer, just as a pathway is, and a grammar, in this case understood metaphorically, is a body of more advanced rules of the art under description. The term dictionary is likely to be read as indicating the two alphabetical lists ...
by Earl R. Anderson
Accidence is the sum of individuating properties, such as size, weight, and color, what Duns Scotus called the haecceitas or 'thisness' of an object. An "accident" is any property which a substance could lose or gain or modify without losing its ...
by Ward W. Briggs, American Philological Association
as Cheever's Latin Accidence (Boston, 1838); Scripture Prophecies Explained (Boston, 1757). SOURCES: "Biographical sketch of Ezekiel Cheever, with Notes on the Free Schools ...
Pinnock's improved edition of dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece, abridged for the use of schools. Together with a short dictionary, explaining every difficulty, also questions for examination (1822)
by Oliver Goldsmith
Aa UNIVERSAL FRENCH GRAMMAR, being an accurate System of French Accidence and Syntax, oh an improved Plan. By NICHOLAS HAMEL. A New Edition. Price 4t. bound. GRAMMATICAL EXERCISES upon the FRENCH LANGUAGE, ...
by J. A. Cuddon
accidence. That branch of grammar which deals with 'accidents'; that is, the inflexions or the variable endings of words.
Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age by Theresa Enos
Accidence is a thoroughgoing account of inflec-tions and word changes to show, for example, possession in nouns (Hattie's bonnet, boys' caps), degree in adjectives (good, better, best), and tense in verbs (walk, walked, have walked; see, ...
The English-irish Dictionary (1732)
A Bibliographical Dictionary (1802)
Containing a Chronological Account, Alphabetically Arranged, of the Most Curious, Scarce, Useful, and Important Books, in All Departments of Literature ... by Adam Clarke
Accidence, 4to. Latin, printed by Wynkyn de Worde, in Caxton's house ; no date, but evidently the first step to classical printing in England.
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Video shows what accidence means. The accidents, of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar.. A book containing the first principles of grammar, and so ...
Scrabble value of A1C3C3I1D2E1N1C3E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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