adjective tran·sump·tive \-(p)tiv\

Definition of transumptive

  1. :  of, relating to, or characterized by the transfer or substitution of terms :  metaphorical the transumptive power of poetry — R. P. Blackmur

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Origin and Etymology of transumptive

Latin transumptivus, from transumptus + -ivus -ive

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a brief usually trivial fact

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