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English definition of “attributive”


adjective     /əˈtrɪb.jʊ.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ specialized
(of the position or use of an adjective, noun, or phrase) before a noun: In "a sudden movement", "sudden" is an adjective in the attributive position. In "the television aerial", "television" is a noun used in an attributive way.Grammatical terms attributively     /-li/ adverb Grammatical terms
(Definition of attributive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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