non·​re·​stric·​tive | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈstrik-tiv How to pronounce nonrestrictive (audio) \

Definition of nonrestrictive

: not restrictive specifically : not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

Examples of nonrestrictive in a Sentence

It's a nonrestrictive diet that stresses eating smaller portions rather than not eating certain foods. In the sentence “My brother, who works at a restaurant, just got his first car,” “who works at a restaurant” is a nonrestrictive clause.

First Known Use of nonrestrictive

1885, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonrestrictive

: not limiting or controlling something
grammar, of a word or group of words : describing or giving more information about a person or thing but not needed to understand which person or thing is meant

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