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English definition of “noun phrase”

noun phrase

noun [C] uk   us  
a group of words in a sentence that together behave as a noun: In the sentences 'We took the night train' and 'Do you know the man sitting in the corner', 'the night train' and 'the man sitting in the corner' are noun phrases.Parts of speech
(Definition of noun phrase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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