attributive definition

  • noun:
    • Grammar A word or word-group, including an adjective, this is certainly placed next to the noun it modifies without a linking verb; for instance, pale into the pale woman.
    • An attributive word or expression (see above), compared with predicative.
    • A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying term joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective term.
  • adjective:
    • Grammar Of, regarding, or being an attributive, as an adjective.
    • Of or obtaining the nature of an attribution or feature.
    • Modifying a noun, while in the exact same term as that noun.
    • Having the nature of an attribute.
    • Attributing; pertaining to, revealing, or assigning an attribute; of nature of an attribute.
    • of adjectives; put before the nouns they modify
  • others:
    • regarding or getting the personality of attribution: because, the attributive usage or connection of particular terms; attributive characteristics or insignia; an attributive judgment (in reasoning).
    • In sentence structure, with respect to or revealing an attribute; utilized (as a word) in direct information without predication: as, a bad pen, a burning house, a ruined man.

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