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noun adjunct

noun, Grammar
1.
a noun that occurs before and modifies another noun, as toy in toy store or tour in tour group.
Also called attributive noun, noun premodifier.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Contemporary definitions for attributive noun
noun

a noun used like an adjective and modifies another noun, e.g. government policy, administration policy, portrait painter

Examples

An attributive noun can also be called a noun adjunct.

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