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proper noun Line breaks: proper noun
(also proper name)

Definition of proper noun in English:


A name used for an individual person, place, or organization, spelled with an initial capital letter, e.g. Jane, London, and Oxfam. Often contrasted with common noun.
Example sentences
  • 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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