denominative

adjective

de·​nom·​i·​na·​tive di-ˈnä-mə-nə-tiv How to pronounce denominative (audio)
: derived from a noun or adjective
denominative noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin de from + nomin-, nomen name

First Known Use

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of denominative was circa 1783

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Cite this Entry

“Denominative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denominative. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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