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Definitions for nonrestrictive
ˌnɒn rɪˈstrɪk tɪvnon·re·stric·tive

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  1. nonrestrictiveadjective

    not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

    "the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"


  1. nonrestrictiveadjective

    not restrictive; not imposing restrictions


  1. nonrestrictive

    In semantics, a modifier is said to be restrictive (or defining) if it restricts the reference of its head. For example, in "the red car is fancier than the blue one", red and blue are restrictive, because they restrict which cars car and one are referring to. ("The car is fancier than the one" would make little sense.) By contrast, in "John's beautiful mother", beautiful is non-restrictive; "John's mother" identifies her sufficiently, whereas "beautiful" only serves to add more information. Restrictive modifiers are also called defining, identifying, essential, or necessary; non-restrictive ones are also called non-defining, non-identifying, descriptive, or unnecessary (though this last term can be misleading). In certain cases, generally when restrictiveness is marked syntactically through the lack of commas, restrictive modifiers are called integrated and non-restrictive ones are called non-integrated or supplementary.


  1. nonrestrictive

    Nonrestrictive, in context of grammar, refers to a clause, phrase, or word that provides additional information about something without limiting or altering its core meaning. These elements are usually set off by comas in a sentence and can be removed without affecting the sentence's basic comprehension. On the contrary, if a nonrestrictive element was moved or deleted, the central message of the sentence would still be unchanged, although some details might be lost.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonrestrictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonrestrictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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