Presentive
Presentive Pre*sent"ive, a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic. [1913 Webster]

How greatly the word ``will'' is felt to have lost presentive power in the last three centuries. --Earle. [1913 Webster] -- {Pre*sent"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Pre*sent"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • presentive — /prəˈzɛntɪv/ (say pruh zentiv) adjective Obsolete belonging to a class of words which express clear concepts, as distinct from symbolic words, which express relations between concepts; notional. –presentively, adverb –presentiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • presentive — presentively, adv. presentiveness, n. /pri zen tiv/, adj. Semantics. notional (def. 7). [1870 75; PRESENT2 + IVE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Presentively — Presentive Pre*sent ive, a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; distinguished from symbolic. [1913 Webster] How greatly the word will is felt to have lost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Presentiveness — Presentive Pre*sent ive, a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; distinguished from symbolic. [1913 Webster] How greatly the word will is felt to have lost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Germanic substrate hypothesis — The Germanic substrate hypothesis is an attempt to explain the distinctive nature of the Germanic languages within the context of the Indo European language family. It postulates that the elements of the common Germanic vocabulary and syntactical …   Wikipedia

  • notional — notionality, n. notionally, adv. /noh sheuh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or expressing a notion or idea. 2. of the nature of a notion or idea: a notional response to the question. 3. abstract, theoretical, or speculative, as reflective thought. 4.… …   Universalium

  • notional — /ˈnoʊʃənəl / (say nohshuhnuhl) adjective 1. relating to or expressing a notion or idea. 2. of the nature of a notion. 3. abstract or speculative, as reflective thought. 4. ideal or imaginary; not real. 5. anticipated: a notional profit. 6.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • presentational — /prɛzənˈteɪʃənəl/ (say prezuhn tayshuhnuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to presentation. 2. → presentive …   Australian English dictionary

  • no´tion|al|ly — no|tion|al «NOH shuh nuhl», adjective. 1. in one s imagination or thought only; not real; imaginary. 2. U.S. full of notions; having strange notions. SYNONYM(S): whimsical. 3. having to do with ideas or opinions; characterized by abstract… …   Useful english dictionary

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