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Webster 1913 Edition


Denominative

De-nomˊi-na′tive

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
dénominatif
.]
1.
Conferring a denomination or name.
2.
(Logic)
Connotative;
as, a
denominative
name
.
3.
Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
The least
denominative
part of time is a minute.
Cocker.
4.
(Gram.)
Derived from a substantive or an adjective;
as, a
denominative
verb
.

De-nomˊi-na′tive

,
Noun.
A denominative name or term; denominative verb.
Jer. Taylor. Harkness.

Webster 1828 Edition


Denominative

DENOMINATIVE

,
Adj.
That gives a name; that confers a distinct appellation.

Definition 2022


denominative

denominative

English

Adjective

denominative (not comparable)

  1. Being a name.
    • 1885, William Philo Clark, The Indian Sign Language (page 283)
      From the fact that this was the most noticeable feature in their costume, the name came naturally to be the denominative term of the tribe.
  2. Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
    • 1678, J. Hawkins, Cocker's Arithm. ii. 29
      The least denominative part of time is a second.
  3. (grammar) Deriving from a noun, or from an adjective, such as the verb destruct from the noun destruction.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

denominative (plural denominatives)

  1. A word, often a verb, that is derived from a noun or adjective.

Translations

References

  1. denominative, adj. and n.”, in OED Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2016.

See also


Italian

Adjective

denominative f pl

  1. feminine plural of denominativo

Latin

Adjective

dēnōminātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēnōminātīvus