Meaning of adnominal in English:


Pronunciation /adˈnɒmɪnl/


  • Attached to or modifying a noun.

    ‘The original plan to distinguish restrictive and descriptive adnominal modifications has been abandoned.’
    • ‘Our method identifies adnominal phrases assigned relatively small weight values.’
    • ‘If the adnominal genitive in the abbreviated sentence corresponds to the object in the full sentence, it is referred to as an objective genitive.’
    • ‘In these two languages the loose genitive is more productive than in Finnish: it is the primary way of indicating possession in adnominal constructions.’
    • ‘However, some adnominal clauses are difficult to classify as either ‘restrictive’ or ‘non-restrictive’.’


Mid 18th century from ad- + nominal.