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noun [countable] linguistics premodifier pronunciation in British English /priːˈmɒdɪfaɪə(r)/
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singularpremodifier
pluralpremodifiers
  1. the part of a noun group, adjective group, or verb group that comes before the most important word (the head), and adds information about it. For example in the noun group ‘the best people’, ‘the’ and ‘best’ are premodifiers.

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