It also applies to expressions that denote a generalization over a set:
Contrast Frequency, which describes how often an event occurs.
SetIteration applies to the preposition linking two nominals (often the same noun) when the combination carries a meaning of iteration or regular correspondence. This applies whether the nouns are temporal or atemporal:
These exemplify what is known as the NPN Construction: it is syntactically idiosyncratic, as the preposition and second noun cannot necessarily be omit- ted (*We’ll match your contribution dollar.) (Jackendoff, 2008).1
Not all instances of the construction have an iterative meaning, however:
Note that in (#007–#014), the scene role technically represents the semantic output of the whole construction. In #013–#014, the function is different from the scene role, focusing on the preposition as a marker of the second nominal.
SetIteration replaces an older and narrower supersense, RateUnit.
Set-wise relation such as the unit of measure in a rate expression.