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 (dĭ-klâr′ə-tĭv, -klăr′-)
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.

de·clar′a·tive·ly adv.
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'At this point, it is less important whether or not they are aware in the HDZ that, by accepting the EC Opinion, even declaratively, they have forever inflicted a final defeat against the ethnic basis of their own politics.
Airship, a collection of loosely coupled, interoperable open source tools to declaratively automate cloud provisioning, has launched.
France 24 acquired Simone's photograph from her Twitter feed, removed the '?' at the end of her caption and republished it, in a move of dubious journalistic ethics, declaratively stating: 'Congolese soldiers desecrate rebel corpses'.
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(Antin 1912b, 349) The American acculturative experience has emotionally numinous implications for the otherwise declaratively secular Antin.
The measures for health promotion in the workplace are encouraged rather declaratively (e.g., the Position of the Labor Protection Council of the Polish Parliament of 14 November 2006 [17] has never been implemented; the same is true about the Rantanen report of 2012 [18]).
"BESA only declaratively engages in reforms, while, in fact, hinders the processes", criticized Grubi from the press-centre of the Parliament.
will answer questions with questions, terrified to speak declaratively
Recently cultural anthropologists have begun to practice multispecies ethnography, decentering their own declaratively anthropocentric discipline by reimagining, in Anna Tsing's words, "human nature [as] an interspecies relationship" (2012, 144).
Since the 1990s both benshengren and waishengren on Taiwan and abroad refer to themselves distinctively and declaratively as "Taiwanese." Therefore, Taiwanese Americans are any subjects who immigrated to Taiwan and are loyal to Taiwan's geopolitical sovereignty.