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declarative

[dih-klar-uh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement.
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Also de·clar·a·to·ry [dih-klar-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of declarative

1530–40; < Latin dēclārātīvus explanatory, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (see declaration) + -īvus -ive
Related formsde·clar·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·de·clar·a·tive, adjectivenon·de·clar·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·de·clar·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·de·clar·a·tive, adjective
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declarative

adjective
  1. making or having the nature of a declaration
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Derived Formsdeclaratively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for declarative

adj.

mid-15c., from French déclaratif and directly from Late Latin declarativus, from past participle stem of Latin declarare (see declare).

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