Simple Definition of nonrestrictive
: not limiting or controlling something
grammar of a word or group of words : describing or giving more information about a person or thing but not needed to understand which person or thing is meant
Full Definition of nonrestrictive
: not restrictive; specifically : not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
Examples of nonrestrictive in a sentence
It's a nonrestrictive diet that stresses eating smaller portions rather than not eating certain foods.
In the sentence “My brother, who works at a restaurant, just got his first car,” “who works at a restaurant” is a nonrestrictive clause.
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