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Adjective: partitive  paa(r)-ti-tiv
  1. (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole
    "a partitive construction"
     
  2. Indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts
    "partitive tendencies in education"
     
  3. Serving to separate or divide into parts
    "partitive tendencies in education";
    - separative
Noun: partitive  paa(r)-ti-tiv
  1. Word (such a 'some' or 'less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

Derived forms: partitives

See also: disjunctive

Type of: word

Encyclopedia: Partitive