Definition of premodifier noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

premodifier

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NAmE//ˌpriˈmɑdəˌfaɪər//
 
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a word, such as an adjective or adverb, that describes another word or group of words, or restricts its/their meaning in some way, and is placed before it/them In “a loud noise,” the adjective “loud” is a premodifier. compare modifier, postmodifier
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: premodifier