Definition of endocentric in English:


Syllabification: en·do·cen·tric
Pronunciation: /ˌendōˈsentrik


  • Denoting or being a construction in which the whole has the same syntactic function as the head, for example big black dogs. Contrasted with exocentric.
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    • Since the vast majority of English compounds are endocentric.
    • A useful distinction to be made is that between endocentric and exocentric compounds, the former showing a semantic head, which is not present in the latter.

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