partitive definition

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.’

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