continuative

[ kuhn-tin-yoo-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv ]
/ kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv /

adjective

tending or serving to continue; causing continuation or prolongation.
expressing continuance of thought.
Grammar. expressing a following event. In They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe, the second clause is continuative.
Grammar. (of a verbal form or aspect) expressing continuation.

noun

something continuative.
Grammar. a continuative word or expression.

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Origin of continuative

First recorded in 1520–30, continuative is from the Late Latin word continuātīvus connecting, copulative. See continuate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM continuative

con·tin·u·a·tive·ly, adverbcon·tin·u·a·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for continuative

continuative
/ (kənˈtɪnjʊətɪv) /

adjective

serving or tending to continue
grammar
  1. (of any word, phrase, or clause) expressing continuation
  2. (of verbs) another word for progressive (def. 8)

noun

a continuative word, phrase, or clause

Derived forms of continuative

continuatively, adverb
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