Definitions of attributive

  1. A word denoting a quality; a word joined to and describing a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.
  2. A word denoting an attribute.
  3. An attributive word, as an adjective.
  4. The thing attributed; a word significant of an attribute, as an adjective, verb, or participle.
  5. ( grammar) of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "` red' is an attributive adjective in ` a red apple'"
  6. Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.
  7. Imparting a characteristic; describing.
  8. Expressing an attribute.
  9. Of or pertaining to an attrlbute; expressing or assigning an attribute.
  10. Pertaining to or expressing an attribute.
  11. Pert. to an attribute.