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    #1

    entiativity

    How do you pronounce this word? I have tried to looking up the word and I have not been successful.

    Entiativity


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    #2

    Re: entiativity

    Can you give the context. This is not a word I have ever come across, and a search only produces "Entivity" which appears to be the name of a company.

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    #3

    Re: entiativity

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    How do you pronounce this word? I have tried to looking up the word and I have not been successful.

    Entiativity
    entiativity:

    1)
    The property of a group that makes it seem like a coherent, distinct and unitary entity.

    2)
    The term entiativity was first introduced by Campbell (1958) to refer to ‘the degree of having the nature of an entity, of having real existence’ (Campbell, 1958, p. 17, cited in Castano, Yzerbyt and Bourguignon, 2003, p. 735).

    I think the pronunciation is:

    inti:'ætəvi:ti

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    #4

    Re: entiativity

    Clearly so highly specialised that it is not reached the general dictionaries, let alone the BNC or ANC!

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    #5

    Re: entiativity

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Clearly so highly specialised that it is not reached the general dictionaries, let alone the BNC or ANC!
    The is no requirement that every new word just comes into the general dictionaries but special ones!

    I just helped out and now you can add it to your own dictionary!

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    #6

    Re: entiativity

    It was indeed helpful, but I was interested that it has not got into the two National Corpus as yet.

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