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nonrestrictive

[ non-ri-strik-tiv ]
/ ˌnɒn rɪˈstrɪk tɪv /
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adjective

not restrictive or limiting.
Grammar. descriptive of a modified element rather than limiting of the element's meaning: a nonrestrictive modifier.Compare restrictive (def. 4).

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Origin of nonrestrictive

First recorded in 1920–25; non- + restrictive
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British Dictionary definitions for nonrestrictive

nonrestrictive
/ (ˌnɒnrɪˈstrɪktɪv) /

adjective

not restrictive or limiting
grammar denoting a relative clause that is not restrictiveCompare restrictive (def. 2)
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