constative(redirected from constatives)
Relating to or being an utterance that asserts or states something that can be judged as true or false, such as The cat is on the mat.
A constative utterance, such as an assertion.
[New Latin cōnstatīvus (translation of German konstatierend, present participle of konstatieren, to indicate as factual), from Latin cōnstāre, to stand firm, be fixed (influenced by third person sg. present tense cōnstat, it is manifest, it is a fact, and statīvus, stationary); see constant.]
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(of a statement) able to be true or false(of the aorist tense) indicating that an action has occurred
a statement that can be either true or false
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1. (of an utterance) making a statement that can be said to be true or false.n.
2. a constative utterance.
[1900–05; probably < French constat(er) to affirm, verify < Latin constat (it) is apparent <constāre; compare constant]
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