: joined directly to a modified noun without a linking verb (as city in city streets)
— attributive noun
— at·trib·u·tive·ly adverb
Examples of ATTRIBUTIVE
- “Red” in “red hair” is an attributive adjective.
- In “airplane pilot” the noun “airplane” is attributive.
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