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Meaning of ATTRIBUTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'tribyutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (grammar) of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"
 

ATTRIBUTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: attributive genitive, prenominal
 
 Antonyms: predicate, predicative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \At*trib"u*tive\, a. [Cf. F. attributif.]
    Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an
    attribute; of the nature of an attribute.
    
    
  2. \At*trib"u*tive\, n., (Gram.)
    A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word
    joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.
    
    
 

 

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