con·​tin·​u·​a·​tive kən-ˈtin-yə-ˌwā-tiv How to pronounce continuative (audio)
: expressing continuity or continuation (as of an idea or action)

Word History


borrowed from Late Latin continuātīvus, from Latin continuātus, past participle of continuāre "to continue" + -īvus -ive

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of continuative was in 1684

Dictionary Entries Near continuative

Cite this Entry

“Continuative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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