Definition of Agglutinative

1. Adjective. Forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning.

Exact synonyms: Polysynthetic
Similar to: Synthetic
Derivative terms: Agglutinate



2. Adjective. United as if by glue.
Exact synonyms: Agglutinate
Similar to: Adhesive

Definition of Agglutinative

1. a. Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive.

Definition of Agglutinative

1. Adjective. Sticky, tacky, adhesive. ¹

2. Adjective. (linguistics) Having words derived by combining parts, each with a separate meaning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agglutinative

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Agglutinative

1. 1. Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive. 2. Formed or characterised by agglutination, as a language or a compound. "In agglutinative languages the union of words may be compared to mechanical compounds, in inflective languages to chemical compounds." (R. Morris) "Cf. Man-kind, heir-loom, war-like, which are agglutinative compounds. The Finnish, Hungarian, Turkish, the Tamul, etc, are agglutinative languages." (R. Morris) "Agglutinative languages preserve the consciousness of their roots." (Max Muller) Origin: Cf. F. Agglutinatif. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agglutinative

agglomerator
agglutin
agglutinability
agglutinable
agglutinant
agglutinants
agglutinate
agglutinated
agglutinates
agglutinating
agglutinating activity
agglutinating antibody
agglutination
agglutination test
agglutinations
agglutinative (current term)
agglutinative thrombus
agglutinatively
agglutinin
agglutinins
agglutinogen
agglutinogenic
agglutinogens
agglutinophilic
agglutinoscope
agglutins
agglutogen
agglutogenic
aggrace
aggraced

Literary usage of Agglutinative

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1. The History of Language by Henry Sweet (1900)
"In the agglutinative languages grammatical relations are shown by prefixing, ... Loosely agglutinative languages, in which the agglutinative inflections and ..."

2. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1880)
"But just as the inflectional families of speech differ one from another, so also do the agglutinative ; indeed, there is a greater difference between the ..."

3. Race and Language by André Lefèvre (1894)
"The majority of Chinese words consist of two or three syllables, and we find agglutinative dialects, more especially in the ..."

4. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
"Difference between them and the agglutinative substances. ... The agglutinative property of these fluids has likewise shown itself to be little developed ..."

5. Modern Philology: Its Discoveries, History, and Influence. With Maps by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight (1865)
"The agglutinative languages have some special peculiarities that are quite remarkable. One, is the arrangement of governed words before those governing them ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Egyptian is, in many respects, more remote from Semitic than the Libyan-Cushitic division, being more agglutinative than the better types of its sister ..."

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