Definition of present participle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


present participle

BrE BrE//ˌpreznt pɑːˈtɪsɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreznt ˈpɑːrtɪsɪpl//
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the form of the verb that in English ends in -ing and is used with the verb to be to form progressive tenses such as I was running or sometimes as an adjective as in running water compare past participle
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: present participle