Significative Sig*nif"i*ca*tive, a. [L. significativus: cf. F. significatif.] 1. Betokening or representing by an external sign. [1913 Webster]

The holy symbols or signs are not barely significative. --Brerewood. [1913 Webster]

2. Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant. [1913 Webster]

Neither in the degrees of kindred they were destitute of significative words. --Camden. [1913 Webster] -- {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • significative — significatively, adv. significativeness, n. /sig nif i kay tiv/, adj. 1. serving to signify. 2. significant; suggestive. [1350 1400; ME ( < OF significatif, significative) < LL significativus denoting, equiv. to L significat(us) (ptp. of… …   Universalium

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