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attributive

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adjective at·trib·u·tive \ə-ˈtri-byə-tiv\

Simple Definition of attributive

  • grammar : joined directly to a noun in order to describe it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of attributive

  1. 1 :  relating to or of the nature of an attribute :  attributing

  2. 2 :  joined directly to a modified noun without a linking verb (as city in city streets)

attributive noun
attributively adverb

Examples of attributive in a sentence

  1. Red in red hair is an attributive adjective.

  2. In airplane pilot the noun airplane is attributive.



1606

First Known Use of attributive

1606

Rhymes with attributive


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