connective

adjective
con·​nec·​tive | \ kə-ˈnek-tiv How to pronounce connective (audio) \

Definition of connective

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: serving to connect

connective

noun

Definition of connective (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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Other Words from connective

Adjective

connectively adverb

Examples of connective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Ganni and Levi’s also teamed up with SharpEnd, a connective experience agency, to allow renters to unlock the history of each piece and discover which #GANNIGirls rented it before them. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "I Tried Out The Ganni x Levi’s Rental Scheme. Here Are My Thoughts.," 29 Sep. 2020 The work was more about finding those connective seams between like-minded artists and working with others. Justin Curto, Vulture, "SOPHIE’s Vision of the Future," 12 Mar. 2021 Mesh is the company's connective fabric for mixed reality collaboration, offering it as both an application and a service. Anshel Sag, Forbes, "Microsoft's Mesh Platform For Mixed Reality Puts Microsoft At The Forefront Of XR Collaboration," 3 Mar. 2021 Phillips, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, wants to leverage emerging technologies to address health inequity—to design a more imaginative, inclusive, and connective experience of health, well-being, and care. Lavonne Roberts, Wired, "These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope," 21 Jan. 2021 St Amour, who has a connective-tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, is quick to shrug off suggestions that Kapler’s motives aren’t pure. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gabe Kapler unveils foundation to help under-represented groups gain positions in sports," 8 Feb. 2021 As a connective tool for the larger crypto economy, the potential of Tether was clear. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "Is Tether Just a Scam to Enrich Bitcoin Investors?," 13 Jan. 2021 The city from above looks more unified than divided, a place woven with connective threads and beset by problems that seem to diminish, at least a little, from a distance. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Review: WTTW’s ‘Chicago from the Air’ gives a drone’s-eye view of the city, region," 18 Nov. 2020 Other connective tissues abound on animals, and they can be removed during the butchering process. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "How to Process and Use Animal Sinew," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of connective

Adjective

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of connective was circa 1660

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18 Apr 2021

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“Connective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connective. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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connective

noun

English Language Learners Definition of connective

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

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