Definition - A word or phrase that modifies a noun and forms part of a noun phrase.

1. They can precede or follow the noun.

Example -
The bolded words are the adnominals:
(1) the little red corvette
(2) a book I've wanted to read

Etymology -
The word derives from the Latin adnomen, added name.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1845:
"This case [genitive], being in its origin the adnominal case, or case joined to a noun."
(J. W. Gibbs, Philol. Stud. (1857), 63)

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