declarative


de·clar·a·tive

adjective \di-ˈkler-ə-tiv\

grammar : having the form of a statement rather than a question or a command

Full Definition of DECLARATIVE

:  making a declaration :  declaratory <a declarative sentence>
de·clar·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of DECLARATIVE

  1. They went to school is a declarative sentence.

First Known Use of DECLARATIVE

1628

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

Rhymes with DECLARATIVE

de·clar·a·tive

adjective \di-ˈklar-ət-iv, -ˈkler-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECLARATIVE

: being or comprising memory characterized by the conscious recall of facts and events—compare procedural

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