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Definition of possessive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an adjective, a pronoun, or a form of a word that expresses the fact that something belongs to someone or something “Ours” and “their” are possessives.
  2. 2the possessive [singular] the special form of a word that expresses belonging compare genitive
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: possessive

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