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par·ti·tive

 (pär′tĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Dividing or serving to divide something into parts; marked by division.
2. Grammar Indicating a part as distinct from a whole, as some of the coffee in the sentence She drank some of the coffee.
n. Grammar
1. A partitive word, such as many or less.
2. A partitive construction or case.

[Middle English, from Old French partitif, from Medieval Latin partītīvus, from Latin partītus, past participle of partīre, to divide; see partite.]

par′ti·tive·ly adv.
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More importantly, while a beautiful painting or a beautiful woman can be contemplated partitively, an idea, being incorporeal, has no "parts" at all.