nonrestrictive

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non·re·stric·tive

adjective \-ri-ˈstrik-tiv\

: 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

  1. It's a nonrestrictive diet that stresses eating smaller portions rather than not eating certain foods.
  2. In the sentence My brother, who works at a restaurant, just got his first car, who works at a restaurant is a nonrestrictive clause.

First Known Use of NONRESTRICTIVE

1916

Rhymes with NONRESTRICTIVE

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