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.
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).
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