denominative

[ dih-nom-uh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv ]
/ dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv /

adjective

conferring or constituting a distinctive designation or name.
Grammar. (especially of verbs) formed from a noun, as English to man from the noun man.

noun

Grammar. a denominative verb or other word.

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Origin of denominative

1580–90; <Late Latin dēnōminātīvus, equivalent to dēnōmināt(us) (see denominate) + -īvus-ive

OTHER WORDS FROM denominative

de·nom·i·na·tive·ly [dih-nom-uh-ney-tiv-lee, -nuh-tiv-], /dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv li, -nə tɪv-/, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for denominative

denominative
/ (dɪˈnɒmɪnətɪv) /

adjective

giving or constituting a name; naming
grammar
  1. (of a word other than a noun) formed from or having the same form as a noun
  2. (as noun)the verb "to mushroom" is a denominative

Derived forms of denominative

denominatively, adverb
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