Meaning of noun phrase

noun' phrase"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gram. Gram.
  1. a construction that functions syntactically as a noun, consisting of a noun and any modifiers, as all the men in the room who are reading books, or of a noun substitute, as a pronoun.
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