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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A noun that is derived from a verb and usually preserves the verb's syntactic features, such as transitivity or the capability of taking nominal or verbal complements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A noun that is morphologically related to a verb and similar to it in meaning; in English, this might be a gerund (ending in -ing), infinitive, or other noun derived from a verb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a noun derived directly from a verb or verb stem; a verbal. The term is specifically applied to infinitives, and nouns ending in -ing, esp. to the latter. See Gerund, and -ing, 2. See also, Infinitive mood, under Infinitive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a noun that is derived from a verb

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