Definitions for "Nominalization"
A linguistic term for the words which result from the process of taking actions (verbs) and converting them into things (nouns), which actually have no existence as things; e.g. you can't put them in a wheelbarrow. Examples of nominalizations are “love,” “freedom,” “happiness,” “respect,” “frustration,” etc. (See “Complex Equivalence.”)
The practice of using nouns instead of active verbs: She made a list of the schedule changes. [COMPARE She listed the schedule changes.] Excessive nominalization produces a wordy style.
an abstract noun, and the NLP people I learned with say that means it's really a process not an object
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