suppositive


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sup·pos·i·tive

 (sə-pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Of the nature of, including, or involving supposition.
n. Grammar
A conjunction, such as if or providing, that introduces a supposition.

sup·pos′i·tive·ly adv.
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suppositive

(səˈpɒzɪtɪv)
adj
1. of, involving, or arising out of supposition
2. (Grammar) grammar denoting a conjunction introducing a clause expressing a supposition, as for example if, supposing, or provided that
n
(Grammar) grammar a suppositive conjunction
supˈpositively adv
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suppositive

adjective
Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
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prosopopeia is suppositive. The animation it implies in its object, overtly or not, directly or as a consequence of an initial address, is always a natural impossibility.
(21) La riflessione di Riffaterre merita di essere riportata per intero: "However, the reason that prosopopeia properly ushers in the lyric is that it is suppositive. The animation it implies in its object, overtly or not, directly or as a consequence of an initial address, is always a natural impossibility.