limiting adjective

limiting adjective
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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