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equative

[ ek-wuh-tiv ]
/ ˈɛk wə tɪv /
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adjective
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.
noun
the equative degree of comparison.
the equative case, or a form in this case.
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Origin of equative

First recorded in 1910–15; equat(e) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM equative

eq·ua·tive·ly, adverb
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