- (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.
- Dutch: bijvoeglijk naamwoord , adjectief
- French: adjectif
- German: Adjektiv , Eigenschaftswort
- Italian: aggettivo
- Spanish: adjetivo
- 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.
- Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
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.
- Dutch: formeel
- French: de procédure
- German: adjektivisch
- Italian: aggettivale
- Spanish: adjetivo , adjetiva
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