adjective Date: 1684 expressing continuity or continuation (as of an idea or action)

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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 — con•tin•u•a•tive [[t]kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) tending or serving to continue 2) gram. expressing a following event, as the second clause in They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe[/ex] 3) gram. expressing continuation… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — 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

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