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nonrestrictive

[non-ri-strik-tiv]
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adjective
  1. not restrictive or limiting.
  2. 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

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