explicative


ex·pli·ca·tive

adjective \ek-ˈspli-kə-tiv, ˈek-splə-ˌkāt-\

Definition of EXPLICATIVE

:  serving to explicate; specifically :  serving to explain logically what is contained in the subject <an explicative proposition>
ex·pli·ca·tive·ly adverb

Examples of EXPLICATIVE

  1. <a dearth of explicative material to help the layman understand the difficult subject matter>

First Known Use of EXPLICATIVE

1649

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism

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