ampliative

adjective
am·​pli·​a·​tive | \ ˈamplēˌātiv \

Definition of ampliative

logic
: adding in the predicate something not contained in the meaning of the subject term : synthetic an ampliative proposition opposed to explicative

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First Known Use of ampliative

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ampliative

Medieval Latin ampliativus, from Latin ampliatus + -ivus -ive

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“Ampliative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ampliative. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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