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attributive

adjective uk   /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.
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attributively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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