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ˈpart of ˈspeech, n. [countable]
Grammara class of words in a language, often based on their meaning, form, or use in a sentence:In English, some parts of speech are the noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.


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part of speech n
  1. a class of words sharing important syntactic or semantic features; a group of words in a language that may occur in similar positions or fulfil similar functions in a sentence. The chief parts of speech in English are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, adverb, verb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection



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