• (British) IPA: /ˈnɒmɪnəlaɪz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈnɑmənəlaɪz/

nominalize (nominalizes, present participle nominalizing; past and past participle nominalized) (American spelling, Oxford British spelling)

  1. (linguistics) To use as or change into a noun, usually by affixing a morpheme.
    • 1960, Modern Language Association of America, Dwight le Merton Bollinger, Modern Spanish: A Project of The Modern Language Association, Harcourt, Brace, page 226
      To nominalize an adjective that refers to a known noun, the articles el#Spanish|el, la#Spanish|la, los#Spanish|los, and las#Spanish|las are used (Unit 11 §59); to nominalize an adjective that does not refer to a known noun, the neuter article lo#Spanish|lo is used.
  2. (philosophy) To make nominalistic.
Related terms Translations

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary