"predicative adjective" meaning in English

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Noun

Forms: predicative adjectives [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun}} predicative adjective (plural predicative adjectives)
  1. (grammar) An adjective that is not part of the noun clause it modifies, but is linked to it with a copula. Wikipedia link: Adjective Categories (topical): Grammar Coordinate_terms: attributive adjective Translations (adjective that follows noun): 謂語形容詞 (Chinese Mandarin), 谓语形容词 (wèiyǔ xíngróngcí) (Chinese Mandarin), predicaatsadjectief [neuter] (Dutch), predikativa adjektivo (Esperanto), predikatiivinen adjektiivi (Finnish), adjectif attribut [masculine] (French), Prädikatsadjektiv [neuter] (German), adjektivisches Prädikativum [neuter] (German), aggettivo predicativo [masculine] (Italian), predicativo adjetivo [masculine] (Portuguese), adjectiv predicativ [neuter] (Romanian), atribut (Romanian), buadhair aisneiseach [masculine] (Scottish Gaelic), atributo adjetival [masculine] (Spanish)

Inflected forms

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