Definition of Partitive

1. Noun. Word (such a 'some' or 'less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole.

Generic synonyms: Word



2. Adjective. (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole. "A partitive construction"
Partainyms: Part

3. Adjective. Indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts. "Partitive tendencies in education"
Derivative terms: Part
Partainyms: Partition

4. Adjective. Serving to separate or divide into parts. "The uniting influence was stronger than the separative"
Exact synonyms: Separative
Similar to: Disjunctive
Derivative terms: Part, Part, Separate, Separate

Definition of Partitive

1. a. Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

2. n. A word expressing partition, or denoting a part.

Definition of Partitive

1. Adjective. that divides something into parts ¹

2. Adjective. (grammar) indicating a part rather than the whole of something; e.g. some ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) a partitive word, phrase or case ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Partitive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Partitive

partition coefficient
partition of unity
partition off
partitionable
partitioned
partitioned off
partitioner
partitioners
partitioning
partitionings
partitionist
partitionists
partitionment
partitionments
partitions
partitive (current term)
partitive case
partitive cases
partitively
partitives
partizan
partizans
partizanship
partizanships
partless
partlets
partly
partner
partner in crime

Literary usage of Partitive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1882)
"The quasi-partitive Genitive. Under this term we may include a number of constructions in which the Gen. is used (in preference to some other Case) because ..."

2. High School Course in Latin Composition by Charles McCoy Baker, Alexander James Inglis (1909)
"Learn carefully the list of partitive adjectives in 108. 3. Note particularly the usage of mille, a thousand, and milia, thousands. ..."

3. A Theoretical and Practical Grammar of the French Tongue: In which the by Jean-Pons-Victor Lecoutz de Levizac, Stephen Pasquier (1833)
"The verb, which relates to a collective partitive, is put in the plural, when that partitive is followed by the preposition de and a. plural ; but it is put ..."

4. A Practical French Grammar with Exercises and Illustrative Sentences from by William Dwight Whitney (1887)
"A noun preceded by de (with or without the definite article), having the value of a partitive genitive, is much used in French where it is desired to ..."

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