attributively


attributively

adjective

  1. pertaining to or having the character of attribution or an attribute.
  2. Grammar. of or relating to an adjective or noun that is directly adjacent to, in English usually preceding, the noun it modifies, without any intervening linking verb, as the adjective sunny in a sunny day or the noun television in a television screen.

noun

  1. Grammar. an attributive word, especially an adjective.

adjective

  1. relating to an attribute
  2. grammar (of an adjective or adjectival phrase) modifying a noun and constituting part of the same noun phrase, in English normally preceding the noun, as black in Fido is a black dog (as opposed to Fido is black)Compare predicative
  3. philosophy relative to an understood domain, as small in that elephant is small

noun

  1. an attributive adjective
adj.

c.1600, from French attributif, from stem of Latin attributus (see attribute (v.)). As a noun, in grammar, from 1750. Related: Attributively; attributiveness.

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