- serving to signify.
- significant; suggestive.
Origin of significative
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Examples from the Web for significative
He used the word which was significative beyond any thing that entered his imagination.The Allen House
T. S. Arthur
None agree, however, as to the significative meaning of the name Asshur.Vestiges of the Mayas
Augustus Le Plongeon
They used the words simply as proper names, without regarding them as significative.
Now the whole Chinese language consists in reality of about four hundred words, or significative sounds, all monosyllabic.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
Friedrich Max Mller
On the night of the 8th September, Egmont received another most significative and mysterious warning.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74
John Lothrop Motley
- (of a sign, mark, etc) symbolic
- another word for significant