explicative

adjective ex·pli·ca·tive \ ek-ˈspli-kə-tiv , ˈek-splə-ˌkā- \

Definition of explicative

: serving to explicate; specifically : serving to explain logically what is contained in the subject
  • an explicative proposition

explicatively

adverb

Examples of explicative in a Sentence

  1. a dearth of explicative material to help the layman understand the difficult subject matter

First Known Use of explicative

1602



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