English version

proper noun

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
proper nounˌproper ˈnoun (also proper name especially British English) noun [countable]  SLGNAME OF A THINGa noun such as ‘James’, ‘New York’, or ‘China’ that is the name of one particular thing and is written with a capital letternoun
Examples from the Corpus
proper nounAnswer: a. Why: Use hyphens with a prefix and a proper noun.A text for students devoted seven pages to the use of a capital letter to indicate a proper noun.There are 60 grammatical categories specified within this lexicon indicating such properties as transitive verb, plural noun, proper noun etc.
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