Definition of selectional in English:

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selectional

Pronunciation: /səˈlekSHənl/

adjective

Linguistics
Denoting or relating to the process by which only certain words or structures can occur naturally, normally, or correctly in the context of other words.
Example sentences
  • In both French and English, there is a loosening of selectional restrictions between a verb and its subject, which we observed in the case of English be able to.

Derivatives

selectionally

adverb
Example sentences
  • It should be emphasized that not all synonymous changes may be selectionally inert.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: se·lec·tion·al

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