endocentricity etymology

English word endocentricity comes from English -ity, English endocentric

Detailed word origin of endocentricity

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ity English (eng) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
endocentric English (eng) (grammar) An endocentric compound. (grammar, of a phrase or compound word) fulfilling the same grammatical role as one of its constituents.. Focused or centered within itself, and not on something external.
endocentricity English (eng) The quality of being endocentric.

Words with the same origin as endocentricity

Descendants of -ity
accountability authenticity brutality capability complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity homosexuality individuality insecurity intensity maturity mentality nationality negativity nudity objectivity productivity punctuality radioactivity sensitivity sexuality technicality