nominative case

[(nom-uh-nuh-tiv)]

The grammatical term indicating that a noun or pronoun is the subject of a sentence or clause rather than its object. (See case and objective case.)


Nearby words

  1. nominally,
  2. nominate,
  3. nomination,
  4. nominative,
  5. nominative absolute,
  6. nominative of address,
  7. nominator,
  8. nominee,
  9. nomism,
  10. nomo-

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