- con•tin•u•a•tive[[t]kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv[/t]] adj.1) tending or serving to continue2) gram. expressing a following event, as the second clause inThey arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe[/ex]3) gram. expressing continuation of an action or thought:a continuative verb[/ex]4) something continuative•Etymology: 1520–30; < LL con•tin′u•a`tive•ly, adv.
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continuative — [kən tin′yo͞o āt΄iv, kən tin′yo͞o ə tiv΄] adj. [LL continuativus] 1. continuing something 2. Gram. expressing continuation or sequel [a continuative clause] … English World dictionary
Continuative — Con*tin u*a*tive, n. [Cf. F. continuatif.] 1. (Logic) A term or expression denoting continuance. [R.] [1913 Webster] To these may be added continuatives; as, Rome remains to this day; which includes, at least, two propositions, viz., Rome was,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
continuative — continuatively, adv. continuativeness, n. /keuhn tin yooh ay tiv, euh tiv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to continue; causing continuation or prolongation. 2. expressing continuance of thought. 3. Gram. expressing a following event. In They… … Universalium
continuative — /kənˈtɪnjuətiv/ (say kuhn tinyoohuhteev) adjective 1. tending or serving to continue, or to cause continuation or prolongation. 2. expressing continuance of thought. –noun 3. something continuative. 4. a continuative word or expression. 5. a mood … Australian English dictionary
continuative — adjective Date: 1684 expressing continuity or continuation (as of an idea or action) … New Collegiate Dictionary
continuative — См. continuativo … Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов
continuative — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to continuation. b) durative. 2. noun a) Something that causes a continuation. b) a durative … Wiktionary
continuative — con·tin·u·a·tive … English syllables
continuative — adj. tending or serving to continue. Etymology: LL continuativus (as CONTINUATION) … Useful english dictionary
continuative Linguistics — [kən tɪnjʊətɪv] adjective (of a word or phrase) having the function of moving a discourse or conversation forward. noun a continuative word or phrase (e.g. yes, well, as I was saying) … English new terms dictionary