Meaning of nonrestrictive

non•re•stric•tive

Pronunciation: (non"ri-strik'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. not restrictive or limiting.
  2. descriptive of a modified element rather than limiting of the element's meaning:Cf.(def. 4). a nonrestrictive modifier.
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