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Adjective: appellative  u'pe-lu-tiv
  1. Inclined to or serving for the giving of names
    "the appellative function of some primitive rites";
    - naming
  2. Pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun
Noun: appellative  u'pe-lu-tiv
  1. Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    - appellation, denomination, designation

Derived forms: appellatives

See also: denotative, denotive

Type of: name

Encyclopedia: Appellative