proper noun

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proper noun ‎(plural proper nouns)

Examples

Mike, United Nations

  1. A noun denoting a particular person, place, organization, ship, animal, event, or other individual entity.

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Main appendix: English proper nouns

In English, a proper noun is normally not preceded by an article or limiting modifier and is normally written with an initial capital letter. There are exceptions, however (such as the Netherlands and kd lang).

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