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con·nec·tive

 (kə-nĕk′tĭv)
adj.
Serving or tending to connect.
n.
1. One that connects.
2. Grammar A word, such as a conjunction, that connects words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
3. Botany The portion of a stamen that connects the halves of an anther.

con·nec′tive·ly adv.

connective

(kəˈnɛktɪv)
adj
serving to connect or capable of connecting
n
1. a thing that connects
2. (Grammar) grammar logic
a. a less common word for conjunction3
b. any word that connects phrases, clauses, or individual words
c. a symbol used in a formal language in the construction of compound sentences from simpler sentences, corresponding to terms such as or, and, not, etc, in ordinary speech
3. (Botany) botany the tissue of a stamen that connects the two lobes of the anther
4. (Anatomy) anatomy a nerve-fibre bundle connecting two nerve centres
conˈnectively adv

con•nec•tive

(kəˈnɛk tɪv)

adj.
1. serving or tending to connect.
n.
2. something that connects.
3. a word, as a conjunction, used to connect words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
4. Bot. the tissue joining the two cells of an anther.
[1645–55]
con•nec′tive•ly, adv.
con•nec•tiv•i•ty (ˌkɒn ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connective - an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
coordinating conjunction - a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction - a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
2.connective - an instrumentality that connectsconnective - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
attachment, bond - a connection that fastens things together
backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
earth, ground - a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
hitch - a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
hookup - a device providing a connection between a power source and a user; "some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers"
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
jumper - a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
junction, conjunction - something that joins or connects
slip ring - connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
temporary hookup, patch - a connection intended to be used for a limited time
coupling, yoke - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Adj.1.connective - connecting or tending to connect; "connective remarks between chapters"; "connective tissue in animals"; "conjunctive tissue in plants"
conjunctive - serving or tending to connect

connective

adjective
Of, relating to, or tending to produce combination:
Translations

connective

[kəˈnektɪv]
A. ADJconjuntivo
B. Nconjunción f
C. CPD connective tissue Ntejido m conjuntivo

connective

n (Gram) → Bindewort nt
adjverbindend

connective

[kəˈnɛktɪv] adjconnettivo/a
References in classic literature ?
He was the first Englishman to exemplify with supreme skill all the technical devices of exposition and argument--a very careful ordering of ideas according to a plan made clear, but not too conspicuous, to the hearer or reader; the use of summaries, topic sentences, connectives; and all the others.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between connectives in Turkish texts and readers' reading comprehension.
Connectives such as "because," "but" and "after" are means of making connections and help skilled readers in their reading process by emphasizing the relationship between events (Sanders and Noordman 2000).
Dorsal connectives strongly developed, slender, varying in different species.
tiliae by the aedeagal shaft being much stouter than in the latter, dorsal connectives not projecting beyond caudal margin of pygofer and directed ventrally (directed dorsally in P.
Llyod Humberstone's The Connectives is a gigantic book about propositional logic.
Conventional ways of teaching connectives emphasize joining pairs of sentences with these "linking words" and testing the students' mastery with gap-filling exercises in which connectives are to be supplied.
Ursula Lenker and Anneli Meurman-Solin 2007: Connectives in the History of English.
Yet, little attention has been paid to the processing of causality, connectives and realization of inferences in the comprehension of spontaneous spoken discourse.
(C) A single statement is one that either signifies one thing or is single in virtue of a connective. That is multiple (plures) that [signifies] more than one thing, and not just one thing, or if there are no connectives (inconiunctae).
Holmes's implied author is signaled by such markers as lexical or metrical connectives, a sporadic use of the first person, a thematic shift, or the bare mention of the writer or of some historical event.
I will further demonstrate that Hanson's criticism of the formal-structural criterion for logical constants could be directed at almost any systematic criterion for logical constants, including the truth-functional criterion for logical connectives (a paradigm of a successful criterion of logicality), and I will argue that for the same reason that Hanson's criticism does not undermine (or even weaken) the latter, it does not undermine (or weaken) the former.

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