Link to this page adjective: Dividing or providing to divide something into components; marked by division. Grammar Indicating part as distinct from a whole, as a number of the coffee into the phrase She consumed a number of the coffee. that divides some thing into components suggesting a component as opposed to the whole of something; e.g. some Denoting a component. indicating or described as or serving to produce partition or unit into components (relationship languages) concerning or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity which significantly less than the whole serving to separate or divide into parts View More noun: Grammar A partitive word, such many or less. Grammar A partitive building or instance. a partitive term, expression or instance A word or expression expressing partition, or denoting a component. In grammar, a word revealing partition; a distributive. word (such a `certain' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from an entire View More others: In grammar, denoting a part; defining a part by expression of the whole to which it belongs; indicating a part as related to a whole: as, the head of a man; a half of it; or,in French, du pain, ‘some bread,’ or ‘of the bread.’ Related Sources Definition for "partitive" Dividing or providing to divide something into components;… View More Sentence for "partitive" Hypernym for "partitive" Equivalent for "partitive" Form for "partitive" Same Context for "partitive"