Definition of adnominal in English:


Syllabification: ad·nom·i·nal
Pronunciation: /adˈnämənl


Attached to or modifying a noun.
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  • The original plan to distinguish restrictive and descriptive adnominal modifications has been abandoned.
  • Our method identifies adnominal phrases assigned relatively small weight values.
  • If the adnominal genitive in the abbreviated sentence corresponds to the object in the full sentence, it is referred to as an objective genitive.


mid 19th century: from Latin adnomen 'added name' + -al.

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