performative definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with or being an utterance that peforms an act or produces circumstances of affairs because of the fact of their becoming uttered under appropriate or standard conditions, as a justice associated with the peace uttering I now pronounce you husband and wife at a wedding service, hence creating a legal union, or together uttering we guarantee, hence performing the work of promising.
    • becoming enacted because it's stated.
  • noun:
    • A performative utterance.
    • A performative utterance.

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