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1. Serving to declare or state.
2. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to make a statement: a declarative sentence.
A sentence or expression that makes a statement.
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(Rhetoric) making or having the nature of a declaration
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de•clar•a•tive(dɪˈklær ə tɪv)
1. Also, de•clar•a•to•ry (dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) serving to declare, state, or explain.
2. pertaining to or having the form of a sentence used in making a statement.
[1530–40; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||declarative - a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact|
|Adj.||1.||declarative - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration|
|2.||declarative - relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements; "indicative mood"|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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adjective affirmative, positive, expressive, definite, explanatory, demonstrative, expository, enunciatory He spoke in short, declarative sentences.
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