Attributive Definition

ə-trĭbyə-tĭv
noun
A word or word group, such as an adjective, that is placed adjacent to the noun it modifies without a linking verb; for example, pale in the pale girl.
American Heritage
An attributive adjective.
“black” in “black cat” is an attributive.
Webster's New World
adjective
Attributing.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or being an attributive, as an adjective.
American Heritage
Of or like an attribute.
Webster's New World
Joined directly to (in English, generally preceding) the substantive that it modifies.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
prenominal
Antonyms:
predicative
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Other Word Forms of Attributive

Noun

Singular:
attributive
Plural:
attributives

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