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.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of endocentric in:
- The US English dictionary