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In linguistics, a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete subsets. Non-count nouns are distinguished from count nouns. Some mass nouns can be used in English in the plural to mean "more than one instance (or example) of a certain sort of entity"—for example, "Many cleaning agents today are technically not soaps, but detergents." In such cases they no longer play the role of mass nouns, but (syntactically) they are treated as count nouns.

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  • Mass noun
  • Stoffname
  • Stofnaam
  • 不可數名詞
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  • Ein Stoffname oder eine Stoffbezeichnung (auch: Materialsubstantiv, Materialname, Materialnomen, Stoffsubstantiv, Substanzbezeichnung, Substanzausdruck, Substanznomen, Massenomen, Kontinuativum) ist ein Substantiv, das seinen Referenten als einheitliche, nicht unterteilbare Entität konzeptualisiert.
  • 不可數名詞(英语:Uncountable noun)是名詞的分類之一,是指無法數算的名詞,與可數名詞(Countable noun)相對;在英語等歐洲語言語言中,不可數名詞通常不會出現眾數形式。漢語語法中並無嚴格劃分名詞為「可數」或「不可數」,但通常在語意上能夠識別。
  • In linguistics, a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete subsets. Non-count nouns are distinguished from count nouns. Some mass nouns can be used in English in the plural to mean "more than one instance (or example) of a certain sort of entity"—for example, "Many cleaning agents today are technically not soaps, but detergents." In such cases they no longer play the role of mass nouns, but (syntactically) they are treated as count nouns.
  • Een stofnaam is in de grammatica een zelfstandig naamwoord dat een niet-telbaar geheel ofwel een ongebonden massa als referent heeft, bijvoorbeeld de woorden water, fruit en melk. Een stofnaam is meestal een singulare tantum, maar soms ook een plurale tantum. Het meest kenmerkend voor stofnamen is - in veel talen - dat ze niet kunnen worden gecombineerd met telwoorden (wel met bepaalde andere kwantoren zoals veel en weinig) en onbepaalde lidwoorden zonder dat er extra aanpassingen nodig zijn, zoals het toevoegen van een natuurkundige eenheid:
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  • In linguistics, a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete subsets. Non-count nouns are distinguished from count nouns. Given that different languages have different grammatical features, the actual test for which nouns are mass nouns may vary between languages. In English, mass nouns are characterized by the fact that they cannot be directly modified by a numeral without specifying a unit of measurement, and that they cannot combine with an indefinite article (a or an). Thus, the mass noun "water" is quantified as "20 litres of water" while the count noun "chair" is quantified as "20 chairs". However, both mass and count nouns can be quantified in relative terms without unit specification (e.g., "so much water," "so many chairs"). Some mass nouns can be used in English in the plural to mean "more than one instance (or example) of a certain sort of entity"—for example, "Many cleaning agents today are technically not soaps, but detergents." In such cases they no longer play the role of mass nouns, but (syntactically) they are treated as count nouns. Some nouns have both a mass sense and a count sense (for example, paper).
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