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connective

[ kuh-nek-tiv ]
/ kəˈnɛk tɪv /
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adjective
serving or tending to connect: connective remarks between chapters.
noun
something that connects.
Grammar. a word used to connect words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, as a conjunction.
Botany. the tissue joining the two cells of the anther.
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Origin of connective

First recorded in 1645–55; connect + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for connective

connective
/ (kəˈnɛktɪv) /

adjective
serving to connect or capable of connecting
noun
a thing that connects
grammar logic
  1. a less common word for conjunction (def. 3)
  2. any word that connects phrases, clauses, or individual words
  3. a symbol used in a formal language in the construction of compound sentences from simpler sentences, corresponding to terms such as or, and, not, etc, in ordinary speech
botany the tissue of a stamen that connects the two lobes of the anther
anatomy a nerve-fibre bundle connecting two nerve centres

Derived forms of connective

connectively, adverbconnectivity (ˌkɒnɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ), noun
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