A linguistic term for the words which result from the process of taking actions (verbs) and converting them into things (nouns), which actually have no existence as things; e.g. you can't put them in a wheelbarrow. Examples of nominalizations are â€œlove,â€ â€œfreedom,â€ â€œhappiness,â€ â€œrespect,â€ â€œfrustration,â€ etc. (See â€œComplex Equivalence.â€)
The practice of using nouns instead of active verbs: She made a list of the schedule changes. [COMPARE She listed the schedule changes.] Excessive nominalization produces a wordy style.
an abstract noun, and the NLP people I learned with say that means it's really a process not an object
an action expressed as a noun
a noun phrase that has a systematic correspondence with a clausal predication which includes a head noun morphologically related to a corresponding verb
a noun that has been constructed by adding grammatical inflections to a verb
a verb or adjective turned into a noun
a verb that has been turned into a noun
To convert a verb to a noun. Used in software programs to create a handle for a method.
In linguistics, nominalization refers to the use of a verb or an adjective into a noun, with or without morphological transformation, so that the word can now act as the head of a noun phrase.