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noun phrase

noun phrase

noun, often capitalized N&P

: a group of words that acts like a noun in a sentence

Full Definition of NOUN PHRASE

:  a phrase formed by a noun and all its modifiers and determiners; broadly :  any syntactic element (as a clause, clitic, pronoun, or zero element) with a noun's function (as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb or preposition) —abbreviation NP

Examples of NOUN PHRASE

  1. In the sentence I found the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog is a noun phrase.

First Known Use of NOUN PHRASE

1923

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