Transumptive Tran*sump"tive, a. [L. transumptivus.] Taking from one to another; metaphorical. [R.] ``A transumptive kind of speech.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Fictive, descriptive, digressive, transumptive, and withal definitive. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • transumptive — (p)tiv adjective Etymology: Latin transumptivus, from transumptus + ivus ive : of, relating to, or characterized by the transfer or substitution of terms : metaphorical the transumptive power of poetry R.P.Blackmur …   Useful english dictionary

  • transumptive — tran·sump·tive …   English syllables

  • transumptive —   a. transferred; metaphorical …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • transume — /tran sūmˈ, trän , zūmˈ/ transitive verb (obsolete) To transcribe officially ORIGIN: L trān(s)sūmere to transcribe, from sūmere to take • • • transumpt / sumtˈ/ noun A copy of a legal document transumption / sumˈshən/ noun 1. Transcription 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

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