[ ek-wuh-tiv ]
/ ˈɛk wə tɪv /
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belonging to or noting a degree of comparison of adjectives or adverbs that indicates an equality of the quality, quantity, etc., expressed by the adjective or adverb.
noting a use of the verb be that equates one term with another in a sentence.
noting or pertaining to a case indicating likeness or identity.
the equative degree of comparison.
the equative case, or a form in this case.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM equativeeq·ua·tive·ly, adverb
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