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perturbative

[ pur-ter-bey-tiv, per-tur-buh-tiv ]
/ ˈpɜr tərˌbeɪ tɪv, pərˈtɜr bə tɪv /
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adjective
having a tendency to perturb; disturbing.
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Origin of perturbative

From the Late Latin word perturbātīvus, dating back to 1630–40. See perturbation, -ive
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How to use perturbative in a sentence

  • The interior satellites of Saturn are so near the ring as doubtless to exert great perturbative influence.

    Meteoric astronomy:|Daniel Kirkwood
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