copulative
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. joining together coordinate words or word groups and expressing addition of their meanings <
a copulative conjunction
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b. functioning as a copula 2. relating to or serving for copulation II. noun Date: 1530 a copulative word

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  • copulative — [käp′yo͞olāt΄iv, käp′yo͞olə tiv, käp′yəlāt΄iv, käp′yələ tiv] adj. [ME copulatif < LL copulativus < L copulatus: see COPULATE] 1. joining together; coupling 2. Gram. a) connecting coordinate words, phrases, or clauses [a copulative… …   English World dictionary

  • Copulative — Cop u*la tive, a. [L. copulativus: cf. F. copulatif.] Serving to couple, unite, or connect; as, a copulative conjunction like and . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copulative — Cop u*la*tive, n. 1. Connection. [Obs.] Rycaut. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A copulative conjunction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copulative — may refer to: Copula (linguistics), a part of speech Copulation, the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • copulative — copulatively, adv. /kop yeuh lay tiv, leuh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to unite or couple. 2. Gram. a. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence. b. pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and …   Universalium

  • copulative — ● copulatif, copulative adjectif (latin copulativus) Se dit d un élément linguistique qui sert à lier, qui exerce une fonction de copule. ● copulatif, copulative (synonymes) adjectif (latin copulativus) Se dit d un élément linguistique qui sert à …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • copulative — /ˈkɒpjulətɪv/ (say kopyoohluhtiv) adjective 1. serving to unite or couple. 2. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses. 3. of the nature of a copula: a copulative verb. 4. of or relating to copulation. –noun 5. a copulative word.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • copulative — noun (C) technical a word or word group that connects other word groups copulative adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • copulative — cop•u•la•tive [[t]ˈkɒp yəˌleɪ tɪv, lə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving to unite or couple 2) gram. a) (of a verb) pertaining to or serving as a copula b) (of a conjunction) serving to connect words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank with a cumulative… …   From formal English to slang

  • copulative — adjective a) Of or pertaining to copulation b) that acts as a copula …   Wiktionary

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