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: ‘ her ideas ate breakfast’ violates a selectional restriction
More 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.
- More example sentences
- It should be emphasized that not all synonymous changes may be selectionally inert.
Definition of selectional in:
- The US English dictionary