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English definition of “part of speech”

part of speech

noun [C]  /ˈpɑrt əv ˈspitʃ/
grammar any of the groups into which words are divided depending on their use, such as verbs, nouns, and adjectives
(Definition of part of speech noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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