Meaning of “proper noun” in the English Dictionary

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"proper noun" in British English

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proper nounnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒp.ə ˌnaʊn/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ ˌnaʊn/ specialized

(Definition of “proper noun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proper nounnoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑp·ər ˈnoʊn/

grammar (in grammar) the name of a particular person, place, or thing that is spelled with a beginning capital letter:

"San Francisco" and "White House" are proper nouns.

(Definition of “proper noun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)