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attributive


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Of or relating to an adjective or adjectival phrase occurring within the same noun phrase as the noun that it modifies. For example, the adjective good is attributive in the phrase the good terrorist, but it is predicative in the terrorist is good. [From Latin attribuere to associate with + -ivus indicating a tendency, inclination, or quality]

Subjects: Psychology — Philosophy.


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