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performative

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adjective per·for·ma·tive \-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv\

Definition of performative

  1. :  being or relating to an expression that serves to effect a transaction or that constitutes the performance of the specified act by virtue of its utterance <a performative verb such as promise> — compare constative

performative noun


1955

First Known Use of performative

1955

Rhymes with performative


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