qualificative

noun
qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tive | \ ˈkwäləfə̇ˌkātiv \
plural -s

Definition of qualificative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a qualifying word qualificatives … to describe the kinds of historical relationships— D. M. Taylor

qualificative

adjective
\ " \

Definition of qualificative (Entry 2 of 2)

: qualifying the qualificative concords in four languages— Guy Atkins

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History and Etymology for qualificative

Noun

Medieval Latin qualificatus (past participle of qualificare) + English -ive, noun suffix

Adjective

Medieval Latin qualificatus (past participle of qualificare) + English -ive, adjective suffix

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“Qualificative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualificative. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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