Definition of Aktionsart in English:

Aktionsart

noun

Grammar
  • The aspect, or kind of action, described by a verb (as perfect, imperfect, etc.); the lexical class to which a verb belongs by virtue of the type of process, state, etc., that it denotes.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Aktionsart, lit. ‘kind of action’ from Aktions-, combining form of Aktion action + Art kind, sort.

Pronunciation

Aktionsart

/ˈaktsiəʊnˌzɑːt/