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ad·jec·tive

adjective

 
pronunciation:
ae jk tihv
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun. In the sentence, "It was a hard test," the word "hard" is an adjective.
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Word History
The word adjective comes from a Latin word, adjectiva, which means "added." Adjectives add information to a noun.
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The word adjective contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
ject, jet, jac Latin root that means throw; lie