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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.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 名詞短語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名词短语…
(Definition of noun phrase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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