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connective

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adjective con·nec·tive \ kə-ˈnek-tiv \

Definition of connective

:serving to connect

connectively

adverb

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First Known Use of connective

circa 1660


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connective

noun

Definition of connective

:something that connects: such as
a :a linguistic form that connects words or word groups
b :a logical term (such as or, if-then, and, not) or a symbol for it that relates propositions in such a way that the truth or falsity of the resulting statement is determined by the truth or falsity of the components

First Known Use of connective

1751


CONNECTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

connective

noun

Definition of connective for English Language Learners

  • grammar : a word (such as and ) that connects words or groups of words



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