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significative

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

serving to signify.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM significative

sig·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 forms of significative

significatively, adverbsignificativeness, noun
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