continuative(redirected from continuatives)
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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.
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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
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con•tin•u•a•tive(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.n.
4. something continuative.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||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
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