attributive adjective

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Noun[edit]

attributive adjective (plural attributive adjectives)

  1. (grammar) An adjective that describes an attribute of the noun phrase of which it is a part.
    The word “red” in “the red balloon” is an attributive adjective.

Usage notes[edit]

As opposed to predicative adjectives, attributive adjectives are part of the noun phrase that they modify.

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