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constative

[ kuhn-stey-tiv ]
/ kənˈsteɪ tɪv /
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adjective
(of an utterance) describing a state of affairs; making a statement that can be said to be true or false.Compare performative (def. 1).
noun
a constative utterance.Compare performative (def. 4).
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Origin of constative

1900–05; probably <French constat(er) to affirm, verify (apparently verbal derivative of Latin constat (it) is apparent, 3rd singular present of constāre;cf. constant) + -ive
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