Meaning of verbal noun

ver'bal noun'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gram. Gram.
  1. a noun derived from a verb, esp. by a process applicable to most or all verbs, as, in English, the -ing form of Eating is fun or of Smoking is forbidden.
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