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noun 
  1. (grammar) A category of words, such as big or heavy, that modify or describe a noun and which can usually be used both attributively and predicatively, be graded, and be modified by an adverb.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bijvoeglijk naamwoord , adjectief
  • French: adjectif
  • German: Adjektiv , Eigenschaftswort
  • Italian: aggettivo
  • Spanish: adjetivo
adjective 
  1. Additional or adjunct.
    • 1899, w:John Jay Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Emerson and Other Essays, AMS Press (1969) (as http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13088 reproduced in Project Gutenberg)
    • : In fact, God is of not so much importance in Himself, but as the end towards which man tends. That irreverent person who said that Browning uses "God" as a pigment made an accurate criticism of his theology. In Browning, God is to man.
      1. Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
      law
Translations: 
  • Dutch: formeel
  • French: de procédure
  • German: adjektivisch
  • Italian: aggettivale
  • Spanish: adjetivo , adjetiva
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Etymology: From adjectif, from adjectivum, adLatin, ad ("next to") + -iect-, perfect passive participle of iacere ("to throw") + -ivus, adjective ending; hence, a word "thrown next to" a noun, modifying it.


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