Meaning of nominalization in English:


Pronunciation /nɒmɪn(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British nominalisation)

See nominalize

‘The word ‘shooting’ here is a nominalization - a noun derived from a verb root.’
  • ‘And believe it or not, ‘reveal’ as a nominalization is pretty old, in fact archaic.’
  • ‘The grammatical analysis of both codes was based on passive constructions, mode, nominalization, lexical choice, and moderators.’
  • ‘Here, the nominalization is of ‘commit’ into ‘commission.’’
  • ‘You might be able to infer from such a system, for instance, that ‘assignments’ is the plural form of the nominalization of the verb ‘assign’.’