attributive adjective

Main Entry:  attributive adjective
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an adjective that describes an attribute of a noun and is part of the noun phrase, e.g. lonely planet
Example:  An attributive adjective does not come after a copula verb, like BE, SEEM, etc.
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