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An appositive is a noun that serves to describe or rename another noun (or pronoun) that appears directly before it in a sentence.
When an appositive is made up of a noun phrase, it is known as an appositive phrase.
Of, relating to, or being in apposition.
A word or phrase that is in apposition.
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1. (Grammar) grammar
a. standing in apposition
b. another word for nonrestrictive
2. (Biology) of or relating to apposition
3. (Grammar) of or relating to apposition
(Grammar) an appositive word or phrase
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ap•pos•i•tive(əˈpɒz ɪ tɪv)
1. a word or phrase in apposition.adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or placed in apposition.
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