significative

[ sig-nif-i-key-tiv ]
/ sɪgˈnɪf ɪˌkeɪ tɪv /

adjective

serving to signify.
significant; suggestive.

Nearby words

  1. significant digits,
  2. significant figures,
  3. significant other,
  4. significant symbol,
  5. signification,
  6. significs,
  7. signified,
  8. signifier,
  9. signifié,
  10. signify

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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British Dictionary definitions for significative

significative

/ (sɪɡˈnɪfɪkətɪv) /

adjective

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

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