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Definition of attributive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

attributive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈtrɪbyət̮ɪv//
 
(grammar)
 
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(of adjectives or nouns) used before a noun to describe it In “the blue sky” and “a family business,” “blue” and “family” are attributive. compare predicative
attributively adverb
 
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Some adjectives can only be used attributively.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: attributive