|a.||1.||Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.|
|n.||1.||(Gram.) A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.|
|Adj.||1.||attributive - of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"|
predicative - of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence; "`red' is a predicative adjective in `the apple is red'"