adjective am·pli·a·tive \ˈamplēˌātiv\

Definition of ampliative


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ampliative

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

First Known Use: 1836

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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