ad·​nom·​i·​nal | \ (ˈ)ad-¦nä-mə-nᵊl \

Definition of adnominal

: modifying a noun hot in “hot soup” or “this soup is hot”, John's in “John's hat”, city in “city limits”, for action in “the time for action”, that Jack built in “the house that Jack built” are adnominal : adjective entry 1 sense 1

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Other Words from adnominal

adnominally adverb

First Known Use of adnominal

1765, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adnominal

ad- + nominal entry 1

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“Adnominal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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