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|English to English translations [PRO]|
Science - Linguistics / linguistics
|English term or phrase: toolular (adj.)|
I have just performed a Google check for this word and found but only one instance. I have also checked several electronic dictionaries. Nothing
I want to use it and feel that there is reasonable justification for it. The only substitute I can think of his tool-like, but this suggests that whatever is described is not really a tool.
I am looking for a word that attributes to a person or a thing the quality of being used or capable of being used as a tool.
Think of the words circle (n.) and the word circular (adj.), for example. One speaks of circular logic and means thereby logic that moves in a circle. It is an inherent quality of the logic.
I am looking forward to your response.
Why not? And why make up a new word when there are words already available. If you use toolular, you would need to add an explanation in a note or in brackets, because readers would not know what it means.
Anyway, you put the example of circle, but circle has a different ending. If you wanted to make a new word, you would have to use the ending for words finishing in -ool, as in wool, adj. woolly, but please don't use toolly either
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|I have selected nothing's entry, because nothing was the only one that provided a reasonable something. Moreover, the word instrumental is surely used in contexts other than music and medicine. |
The adjoining discussion was appreciated. Henrique seems to have missed the point. Perhaps I was not sufficiently clear?
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