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 (kən-tĭn′yo͞o-ā′tĭv, -ə-tĭv)
1. Of, relating to, or serving to cause continuation.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to the durative aspect or a durative verb or verb form.
1. Something that expresses or causes continuation.
2. Linguistics See durative.

con·tin′u·a′tive·ly adv.


1. serving or tending to continue
2. (Grammar) grammar
a. (of any word, phrase, or clause) expressing continuation
b. (of verbs) another word for progressive8
(Grammar) a continuative word, phrase, or clause
conˈtinuatively adv


(kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv)

1. tending or serving to continue.
2. expressing a following event, as the second clause in They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe.
3. expressing continuation of an action or thought: a continuative verb.
4. something continuative.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
con•tin′u•a`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.continuative - 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
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Si la clausula es de polaridad negativa, la particula ke" se coloca al principio, y funciona como Tema textual continuativo: "A continuative is one of a small set of words which signal a move in the discourse: a response, in dialogue, or a new move to the next point if the same speaker is continuing.
In Estonian and Finnish research this kind of derivation (in addition to continuative and inchoative derivation) is called modifying derivation--seen typically as adding to the quality of action by modifying the semantics of the stem without changing its valence or subject-object relations (cf.
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