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proper adjective

noun, Grammar
1.
an adjective formed from a proper noun, as American from America.
Origin of proper adjective
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • They should always be spelled out when preceded by a proper adjective.

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  • Notice the form assumed by the surface of the water in each case and apply the proper adjective: convex, concave.

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