function word
Noun

function word (plural function words)

  1. (linguistics, lexicography) A word that has little meaning when standing alone, but instead serves to express grammatical relationships with other words within a sentence, or specify the attitude or mood of the speaker, such as prepositions, pronouns, auxiliary verbs, or conjunctions.
    Synonyms: functor, grammatical word
    Antonyms: content word, lexical word
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