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Definition of non-restrictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

non-restrictive

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(also non-defining) (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. In My brother, who lives in France, is coming to Rome with us, the part between the commas is a non-restrictive relative clause. compare restrictive