Definition of Declarative

1. Noun. A mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact.

2. Adjective. Relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration.

3. Adjective. Relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements. "Indicative mood"
Exact synonyms: Indicative
Category relationships: Grammar
Partainyms: Declarative Mood, Indicative Mood

Definition of Declarative

1. a. Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.

Definition of Declarative

1. Adjective. (grammar of a verb, sentence, or mood) Expressing truth. ¹

2. Adjective. (computing programming) That declares a construct. ¹

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Definition of Declarative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Declarative

declamping phenomenon
declamping shock
declaration of estimated tax
declaration of war
declarative (current term)
declarative memory
declarative mood
declarative sentence
declaratory judgment
declaratory judgments
declaratory sentence
declare oneself

Literary usage of Declarative

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

1. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1843)
"... and these they call attributes declarative : for instance, the hand, the countenance ; these they do not interpret in a particular sense, but they say, ..."

2. A Grammar of Late Modern English: For the Use of Continental, Especially by Hendrik Poutsma (1904)
"INVERSION IN declarative SENTENCES. 6. In the majority of declarative sentences and subordinate clauses the subject is placed before the finite verb of the ..."

3. Language Primer: Beginners' Lessons in Speaking and Writing English by William Swinton (1876)
"-declarative SENTENCES. 1. Give a sentence about wolves. Wolves howl. ... Such a sentence is a declarative SENTENCE. 2. What is a declarative sentence ? ..."

4. Weld's Progressive English Grammar: Illustrated with Copious Exercises in by Allen Hayden Weld (1860)
"What is a declarative Sentence ? A declarative Sentence is one in which something is declared; ... Make up a declarative sentence containing the word fire. ..."

5. Junior High School English by Thomas Henry Briggs (1921)
"Tell whether each sentence is declarative or interrogative. ... John, give the definition of a sentence 5. because the sentence is declarative 6. into what ..."

6. The High Performance Toolbox: Succeeding With Performance Tasks, Projects by Spence Rogers, Shari Graham (1998)
"When determining the targeted curriculum for the performance, we are interested in determining precisely what the students are to know (declarative ..."

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