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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
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