Definition -

(1) In word-formation, this denotes the creating of a compound in which a noun becomes part of a verb by making it the first element in the verb (e.g. the noun baby in the verb baby-sit and the noun house in the verb house-hunt).

(2) The conversion of a noun-noun compound into a verb (e.g. the noun-noun compound fingerprint becomes the verb fingerprinting, as in fingerprinting a felon).

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