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



BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈmɒdɪfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈmɑːdɪfaɪər//
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a word, especially an adjective or a noun, that is placed before a noun and describes it or restricts its meaning in some way In ‘a loud noise’, the adjective ‘loud’ is a premodifier. compare modifier, postmodifier
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: premodifier