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Definitions for attributive
əˈtrɪb yə tɪvat·tribu·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attributive, prenominaladjective

    of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify

    "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"


  1. attributivenoun

    An attributive word or phrase (see above), contrasted with predicative.

  2. attributiveadjective

    Modifying a noun, while in the same phrase as that noun.

    In "this big house", "big" is attributive, whereas in "this house is big", it is predicative.

  3. attributiveadjective

    Having the nature of an attribute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attributiveadjective

    attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute

  2. Attributivenoun

    a word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. attributif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attributive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attributive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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