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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others adj. - Pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun adj. - Inclined to or serving for the giving of names.

Usage examples (34)
  • The distinction between proper names and appellative names is explained in chapter 4 of Book I.
  • The appellative faculty of children
  • Adjective : the appellative function of some primitive rites
  • In older writings the term Arab is used only as an appellative, meaning "desert," or "people of the desert," or for more
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