Definition of irreversible binomial in English:

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irreversible binomial


A noun phrase consisting of two nouns joined by a conjunction, in which the conventional order is fixed. Examples include bread and butter and kith and kin.
Example sentences
  • 'Black and white' is an irreversible binomial and the order of words cannot be changed, we cannot say 'white and black'.

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Syllabification: ir·re·vers·i·ble bi·no·mi·al

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