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The term noun is used in English (and in French nom) to denote a member of the word class whose members are most typical expressions for things.
Noun may also refer to
- a superclass consisting of nouns and adjectives; see noun (Latin nomen)
This meaning results form ellipsis of the fuller form substantive noun (= Latin nomen substantivum). In other European Languages, the ellipted part was nomen, so English noun corresponds to German Substantiv, Russian suščestvitel'noe, etc.