Definition of possessive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈzesɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzesɪv//
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  1. 1[countable] a pronoun or a form of a word that expresses the fact that something belongs to somebody/something ‘Ours’ and ‘their’ are possessives.
  2. 2the possessive noun [singular] the special form of a word that expresses belonging
  3. compare genitive
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: possessive

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