Attributive



pertaining to or having the character of or an .
Grammar. of or relating to an adjective or noun that is directly adjacent to, in English usually preceding, the noun it modifies, without any intervening linking verb, as the adjective sunny in a sunny day or the noun television in a television screen.
Grammar. an attributive word, especially an adjective.
Historical Examples

Even the attributive judgment, as above noted, is no mere assertion of identity.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

In other words, let the bodies be regarded as attributive and the forces as substantive.
The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry

In the first place, Kant states his problem in reference only to the attributive judgment.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

attributive adjectives and adverbs, and their equivalents, are placed before nouns and verbs they modify.
The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura

Like other Participles it may be used either as attributive or Predicate.
New Latin Grammar Charles E. Bennett

An attributive adjective is closely attached to its noun and regularly precedes it.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

We will notice the attributive features of these witnesses as they are related by John in this chapter—that is, Rev. xi.
The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882 Joseph Wild

Even the attributive judgment is found on examination to be of this nature.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

(All these attributive words apply to and unite in the unity of Brahma).
The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) Valmiki

Its problems are formulated exclusively in terms of the attributive judgment; the other forms of relational judgment are ignored.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

adjective
relating to an attribute
(grammar) (of an adjective or adjectival phrase) modifying a noun and constituting part of the same noun phrase, in English normally preceding the noun, as black in Fido is a black dog (as opposed to Fido is black) Compare predicative
(philosophy) relative to an understood domain, as small in that elephant is small
noun
an attributive adjective
adj.

c.1600, from French attributif, from stem of Latin attributus (see attribute (v.)). As a noun, in grammar, from 1750. Related: Attributively; attributiveness.

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