[ suhm-uh-tiv ]
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  1. of greater effect or value than the strict sum of the individual contributing parts; additive: Two drugs with similar actions were given, creating a summative response.

  2. Education. occurring at the end of a unit or term and covering the entirety of the material from that term; cumulative: summative assessment;summative assignment;summative feedback.: Compare formative (def. 4).

Origin of summative

First recorded in 1875–80; from Medieval Latin summāt(us) (see summation) + -ive

Words Nearby summative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023