Attributively



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.
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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    to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually followed by to): She attributed his bad temper to ill health. to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, group, etc., indicated: He attributed intelligence to his colleagues. to consider as made by the one indicated, especially […]

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  • Attrite

    Also, attrited. worn by rubbing or attrition. to make smaller by attrition. adj. “worn down,” 1620s, from Latin attritus, past participle of atterere (see attrition).

  • Attriting

    Also, attrited. worn by rubbing or attrition. to make smaller by attrition. adj. “worn down,” 1620s, from Latin attritus, past participle of atterere (see attrition).



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