: 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
adnominally adverb

Word History


ad- + nominal entry 1

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adnominal was in 1765

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“Adnominal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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