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- a category to which a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic functions. In English the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Also called word class.
The traditional name for what modern grammar refers to as a word class. A group of words that have the same grammatical function.