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mass noun

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WMass noun
  • In linguistics, a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete subsets.
  • Given that different languages have different grammatical features, the actual test for which nouns are mass nouns may vary between languages.
  • Some mass nouns can be used in English in the plural to mean "more than one instance (or example) of a certain sort of entity"—for example, "Many cleaning agents today are technically not soaps, but detergents.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    Meaning of mass noun for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "mass noun" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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