attributive

adjective
at·trib·u·tive | \ ə-ˈtri-byə-tiv \

Definition of attributive 

1 : relating to or of the nature of an attribute : attributing

2 grammar : 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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Other words from attributive

attributive noun
attributively adverb
a noun being used attributively

Examples of attributive in a Sentence

“Red” in “red hair” is an attributive adjective. In “airplane pilot” the noun “airplane” is attributive.

First Known Use of attributive

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of attributive was in 1606

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attributive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of attributive

grammar : joined directly to a noun in order to describe it

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