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"proper noun" in British English

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proper nounnoun [C]

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B2 the ​name of a ​particularperson, ​place, or ​object that is ​spelled with a ​capitalletter: Examples of ​propernouns in ​English are Joseph, Vienna, and the White House.
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(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 ​particularperson, ​place, or thing that is ​spelled with a ​beginningcapitalletter: "San Francisco" and "​WhiteHouse" are proper nouns.
(Definition of proper noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proper noun”
in Arabic اسم عَلم…
in Korean 문법의 (고유 명사)…
in Portuguese nome próprio…
in Catalan nom propi…
in Japanese (文法)固有名詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专有名词…
in Turkish özel isim…
in Russian имя собственное…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專有名詞…
in Italian nome proprio…
in Polish nazwa własna…
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