adjective \ˈpär-tə-tiv\

Definition of PARTITIVE

:  serving to part or divide into parts
a :  of, relating to, or denoting a part <a partitive construction>
b :  serving to indicate the whole of which a part is specified <partitive genitive>
par·ti·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of PARTITIVE

14th century


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