Definition of Continuative

1. Noun. An uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences.




Definition of Continuative

1. n. A term or expression denoting continuance.

Definition of Continuative

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to continuation. ¹

2. Adjective. (linguistics) durative. ¹

3. Noun. Something that causes a continuation. ¹

4. Noun. (linguistics) a durative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Continuative

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Continuative

continuant
continuant consonant
continuants
continuate
continuation
continuation bet
continuation bets
continuation betting
continuation line
continuationism
continuations
continuative (current term)
continuatives
continuator
continuators
continuaunce
continue
continued
continued fever
continued fraction
continued fractions
continuedly
continuedness
continuer
continuers
continues

Literary usage of Continuative

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

1. A Comparative Grammar of the South African Bantu Languages: Comprising Those by J. Torrend (1891)
"The auxiliary which has in Tonga the form la, and in several other languages the form na, furnishes a tense which is at the same time both a continuative ..."

2. Panjabi Grammar: With Exercises and Vocabulary by E. P. Newton (1898)
"continuative compounds are formed by adding gft^r, 'to remain,' to an imperfect ... (2) The continuative compound differs from the frequentative in that it ..."

3. A Treatise on Medical Electricity, Theoretical and Practical by Julius Althaus (1870)
"27. closed by the continuative or intermittent application of a moistened sponge to the abdominal parietes. i. Galvanisation of the Urethra. ..."

4. Bell's Ladies' reader: a class-book of poetry for schools and families. With by David Charles Bell (1885)
"The continuative Tone is formed by avoiding any marked inflexion. ... The continuative Tone, however, does not proceed without inflexion ; the vocal turns ..."

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