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Related to adnominal: Abdominal pain
A word, phrase, or clause, such as an adjective or prepositional phrase, forming part of a noun phrase and modifying that noun phrase. Adnominals include the participial phrase sitting on the roof in the cat sitting on the roof or the prepositional phrase in the room in everyone in the room.
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(Grammar) a word modifying a noun
(Grammar) of or relating to an adnoun
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