form class

noun Grammar.

a class of words or forms in a given language that have one or more grammatical features in common, as, in Latin, all masculine nouns in the nominative singular, all masculine singular nouns, all masculine nouns, or all nouns.

Origin of form class

First recorded in 1920–25

British Dictionary definitions for form class

form class


another term for part of speech
a group of words distinguished by common inflections, such as the weak verbs of English