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predeterminer

noun pre·de·ter·min·er \-di-ˈtər-mə-nər\

grammar : a word (such as “both” or “all”) that comes before a determiner in a phrase

Full Definition of PREDETERMINER

:  a limiting noun modifier (as both or all) characterized by occurrence before the determiner in a noun phrase

Examples of PREDETERMINER

  1. In the phrase for all their trouble, the word their is a determiner and the word all is a predeterminer.

First Known Use of PREDETERMINER

1959

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