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transforma'tional rule"




Ling.a rule of transformational grammar that relates two phrase markers in the course of a derivation from the deep to the surface syntactic representation of a sentence, as by reordering, inserting, or deleting elements; a rule that converts deep structures into surface structures.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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