• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prenominal of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Prenominal Serving as a prefix in a compound name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prenominal Of or pertaining to the prænomen; generic, as a name of an animal which precedes its specific name.
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In literature:

He terre prenominate sunt in campo qui dicitur Hestfeld.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff