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Definition of nonrestrictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nonrestrictive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌnɑnrɪˈstrɪktɪv//
 
(also nondefining) (grammar)
 
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(of relative clauses) giving extra information about a noun phrase, inside commas in writing or in a particular intonation in speech. InMy brother, who lives in Austin, is coming to Florida with us,the part between the commas is a nonrestrictive relative clause. compare restrictive