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Partitive

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Noun

1. partitive

word (such a some' or less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

Adjective

2. partitive

(Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole

Example Sentences:
'a partitive construction'

3. partitive

indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts

Example Sentences:
'partitive tendencies in education'

4. partitive, separative

serving to separate or divide into parts

Example Sentences:
'partitive tendencies in education'
'the uniting influence was stronger than the separative'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Partitive

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adjective
1. grammar
indicating that a noun involved in a construction refers only to a part or fraction of what it otherwise refers to. The phrase some of the butter is a partitive construction; in some inflected languages it would be translated by the genitive case of the noun
2. 
serving to separate or divide into parts
noun
3. grammar
a partitive linguistic element or feature

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Partitive

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adjective
1. 
used in setting off or separating; making a division
2.  Grammar
a. 
referring to a part of a whole
b. 
of or relating to a case expressing reference to a part of a whole
noun
3. 
a partitive word or form
4. 
the partitive case

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Partitive

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adj.
1. Dividing or serving to divide something into parts; marked by division.
2. Grammar Indicating a part as distinct from a whole, as some of the coffee in the sentence She drank some of the coffee.
n.
Grammar
1. A partitive word, such as many or less.
2. A partitive construction or case.

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