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Nominative

adjective
1.
Serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb.  "Predicate nominative"
2.
Named; bearing the name of a specific person.  Synonym: nominal.
3.
Appointed by nomination.  Synonym: nominated.






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"Nominative" Quotes from Famous Books



... is respectively plural or singular. It was therefore optional with Shakspeare to employ the word either as a singular or plural, but not in the same sentence to do both: here, however, he was tied {121} to the singular, for, wanting a rhyme to contents, the nominative to presents must be singular, and that nominative was the pronoun of contents. Since, therefore, the plural die and the singular it could not both be referable to the same noun contents, by silently substituting die for dies, ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 • Various



Words linked to "Nominative" :   grammar, specified, nominate, grammatical case, appointive, case, oblique, appointed



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