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  1. serving to signify.
  2. significant; suggestive.
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Origin of significative

1350–1400; Middle English (< Old French significatif, significative) < Late Latin significātīvus denoting, equivalent to Latin significāt(us) (past participle of significāre to make a sign; see signify, -ate1) + -īvus -ive
Related formssig·nif·i·ca·tive·ly, adverbsig·nif·i·ca·tive·ness, nounnon·sig·nif·i·ca·tive, adjectiveun·sig·nif·i·ca·tive, adjective
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Related Words for significative

intriguing, redolent, symbolic, reminiscent, evocative, expressive, latent, tacit, implicit, unspoken, lurking, hidden, indirect, suggested, intended, indicated, involved, inferred, occult, understood

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British Dictionary definitions for significative


  1. (of a sign, mark, etc) symbolic
  2. another word for significant
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Derived Formssignificatively, adverbsignificativeness, noun
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