Synonyms for accidence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-si-duh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk sɪ dəns

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Définition of accidence

Origin :
  • late 14c., in philosophy, "non-essential or incidental characteristic," also "part of grammar dealing with inflection" (mid-15c.), in some cases a misspelling of accidents, or else directly from Latin accidentia (used as a term in grammar by Quintilian), neuter plural of accidens, present participle of accidere (see accident). The grammar sense is because they change in accordance with use.
  • As in grammar : noun language rules
Example sentences :
  • Examples in Syntax, Accidence, and Style, for criticism and correction.
  • Extract from : « Textiles » by William H. Dooley
  • Poor Patty took out her Ladies' Accidence, and turned over the leaves.
  • Extract from : « Little Grandmother » by Sophie May
  • This will be done by memorizing the rules of accidence and derivation.
  • Extract from : « The Principles of Language-Study » by Harold E. Palmer
  • The Accidence was entitled, Coleti Editio un cum quibusdam, &c.
  • Extract from : « The Oxford Reformers » by Frederic Seebohm
  • But, for all that I am, and have done here, I need not have gone beyond my accidence.
  • Extract from : « Charlemont » by W. Gilmore Simms
  • At eight years of age he was taught his accidence by a priest.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1 » by Alexander Pope
  • What is Greek accidence, compared to Spartan discipline, if it can be had?
  • Extract from : « The Life of John Sterling » by Thomas Carlyle
  • Accidence: This has been sufficiently described in the texts mentioned above.
  • Extract from : « Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes » by Various
  • Inconsistent punctuation in subheaders (Accidence: and similar) has been silently regularized.
  • Extract from : « Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes » by Various
  • My poor lighter-boy, that hath mastered the rudiments, and triumphed over the Accidence—but to die!
  • Extract from : « Jacob Faithful » by Captain Frederick Marryat

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