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〔 ˋpɑrtәtIv 〕


〔 ˊpɑːtitiv 〕

Overview of noun partitive

The noun partitive has 1 sense

  • partitive -- (word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole)

Overview of adj partitive

The adj partitive has 3 senses

  • partitive -- ((Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole; "a partitive construction")

  • partitive -- (indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts; "partitive tendencies in education")

  • partitive, separative -- (serving to separate or divide into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"; "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative")