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: relating to or of the nature of an attribute : attributing
: joined directly to a modified noun without a linking verb (such as city in city streets)
an attributive adjective The "apple" of "apple pie" is not an adjective but an attributive noun.
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1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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attribute (something) to (someone or something)
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grammar : joined directly to a noun in order to describe it
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