suppositive

[ suh-poz-i-tiv ]
/ səˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /

adjective

of the nature of or involving supposition; suppositional.
supposititious or false.
Grammar. expressing or noting supposition, as the words if, granting, or provided.

noun

Grammar. a suppositive word.

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Origin of suppositive

1595–1605; < Late Latin suppositīvus, equivalent to supposit(us) (see supposition) + -īvus -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM suppositive

sup·pos·i·tive·ly, adverbnon·sup·pos·i·tive, adjective, nounnon·sup·pos·i·tive·ly, adverbun·sup·pos·i·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suppositive

suppositive
/ (səˈpɒzɪtɪv) /

adjective

of, involving, or arising out of supposition
grammar denoting a conjunction introducing a clause expressing a supposition, as for example if, supposing, or provided that

noun

grammar a suppositive conjunction

Derived forms of suppositive

suppositively, adverb
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