equative

adjective
equat·​ive | \ (ˈ)ē¦kwātiv, ə̇ˈk- \

Definition of equative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : belonging to or constituting a degree of comparison (as in Welsh) that denotes an equal level of the quality, quantity, or relation expressed by the adjective or adverb compared the equative degree an equative form
2 of a grammatical case : denoting likeness or identity

equative

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of equative (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the equative degree of comparison in a language : a form in the equative degree
2 : the equative case in a language : a form in the equative case

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Adjective

equate + -ive

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“Equative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equative. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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