from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tendency to a free use of adjectives.

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  • noun The state or condition of being an adjective.


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  • These are the representatives of Incidence or Attribution; and correspond to the entire adjectivity pertaining to the substantiality of the real or concrete Universe; both Substance and Incidence falling as parts of one domain within the larger domain of RELATION, which in Language is the domain of Grammar proper, including Etymology and

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