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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampliative was in 1836

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“Ampliative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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