Adjectival noun (noun)
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An nounal adjective refers to an adjective that has been nominalized (meaning it functions as a noun), especially if the change is by zero derivation. English examples include "the other", "the True", "the Irish", and "the rich and the poor".
Adjectival noun may also refer to a noun that functions as an adjective, especially Japanese adjectival nouns.
Adjectival nouns occur frequently in the Classical and Modern Standard Arabic. Examples include الإسلامية (al-‘Islamiyyah), where "‘islamiyyah" is the adjective "Islamic", and "al-‘Islamiyyah" can be translated as "things Islamic."
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