(dĭ-nŏm′ə-nā′tĭv, -nə-tĭv)
1. Giving or constituting a name; naming.
2. Formed from a noun or adjective.
A word, especially a verb, that is derived from a noun or adjective.


1. (Linguistics) giving or constituting a name; naming
2. (Grammar) grammar
a. (of a word other than a noun) formed from or having the same form as a noun
b. (as noun): the verb "to mushroom" is a denominative.
deˈnominatively adv


(dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv)

1. conferring or constituting a distinctive designation or name.
2. (esp. of verbs) formed from a noun, as English to man from the noun man.
3. a denominative verb or other word.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
de•nom′i•na`tive•ly, adv.
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Gramsci's approach helps us identify the different subject-formations that "took up" whale music across such contexts, and how each denominative listening experience bore the marks of several historical processes.
5) Bernstein (apud TS 3269) suggested that Syriac [square root of (term)]prns is a denominative verb from [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'means, way; provisions' (SL 1171), which in turn is a loanword from Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 'means of passing a river; way, pathway' (LSJ 1450-51).
The expressionist novelty (attached to the titles of various magazines or literary circles, as Neuer Club) and the pathos, which invested this aesthetics with a denominative defining force, truly contain the cipher of genesis and the function that expressionism has in the ensemble of modern and avant-garde mutations in art: the new expressionist pathos as a nucleus which is impossible to conceptualize, phantasmagorical apparitions brought on the European stage (filled with creative formulae, languages and techniques), a ritualized aesthetic exercise (through intensification and repetition) of encapsulating the "difference as a reason of the sensitive" included in this intensity ("Intensity is the form of difference in so far as this is the reason of the sensible.
just the denominative statement: 'The human being has goodness' or 'The human being is good'.
Looking in turn at linguistic, phrasiological, terminological, didactic, and textual issues, they consider such topics as an ontology focused on verbs related to political violence, towards a definition of specialized collocations, translation subcompetences and terminological implication levels in professional translators, some didactic strategies for teaching noun phrases with complex premodification from English into Spanish, and explicit denominative variation markers and their implications in translation.
Medea's repeated use of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (94, 99,172, 590, 1266), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and denominative variants (91, 108, 271, 691, 865, 883), and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (121, 176, 447, 520, 615, 870, 909) provide just a few examples of her indignant vocabulary.
Formation regionale et force denominative des Bois Francs au Quebec.
The used terms fulfill not only a denominative function, but an attributive one as well: terrorist group, narco-terrorists, armed column (El Comercio); criminal organization, narco-Shining Path, organized crime (La Republica).
des associations previsibles: des rapprochements morphologico--referentiels s'instituent soit autour du semantisme de l'etymon (radicaux, etymons developpes), soit autour de la notion generique degagee par la matrice denominative correspondante, ces rapports etant definis par la metonymie, la metaphore, etc.
One should express a denominative proposal about the given pair of objects, at least one proposal which does not contain anything other than its name.
2005); drawing the line to denominative use, see Neil J.