prenominal


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prenominal

(priːˈnɒmɪnəl)
adj
1. (Grammar) placed before a noun, esp (of an adjective or sense of an adjective) used only before a noun
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to a praenomen
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Adj.1.prenominal - of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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