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limiting adjective

noun, Grammar.
1.
(in English and some other languages) one of a small group of adjectives that modify the nouns to which they are applied by restricting rather than describing or qualifying. This, some, and certain are limiting adjectives.
2.
an adjective, as few or other, that in English follows determiners and precedes descriptive adjectives:
a few red apples.
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  • A limiting adjective is an adjective which merely shows which one or how many, without describing the noun it modifies.

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