(also proper name)
A name used for an individual person, place, or organization, spelled with initial capital letters, e.g., Larry, Mexico, and Boston Red Sox. Often contrasted with common noun.
- From the start, we had to be in agreement, for example, on the translation of street names, proper names, nicknames.
- In everyday English, such a use of proper names, nicknames/pseudonyms, or addresses would be just bizarre.
- She stresses that, in contrast to common names, proper names are specific labels for which there is, in general, no ‘synonymous’ label.
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Syllabification: prop·er noun
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