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Meaning of PARTITIVE

Pronunciation:  'pârtitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
  2. [adj]  serving to separate or divide into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"; "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative"
  3. [adj]  indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"
  4. [adj]  (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole; "a partitive construction"
 

PARTITIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: disjunctive, separative
 
 See Also: word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Par"ti*tive\, a. [Cf. F. partitif.] (Gram.)
    Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.
    
    
  2. \Par"ti*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    A word expressing partition, or denoting a part.
    
    
 

 

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