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partitives

partitives is a plural form of partitive

partitive (word)

Definition:

word (such a "some" or "less") that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

partitives

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"having the quality of dividing into parts", from Late Latin partitivus, from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Partitive | some | of | some of

a word, phrase, or case that divides something into parts. For example, in the English sentence I'll have some coffee, some is a partitive determiner, because it makes the noun phrase some coffee refer to a subset of all coffee. Similarly, the... (42 of 299 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Partitive

Collins Dictionary:

partitive | partitively [adverb, derived]

[grammar] indicating that a noun involved in a construction refers only to ... | serving to separate or divide into parts | [grammar] a partitive ... (23 of 273 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/partitive

American Heritage Dictionary:

partitive | partitively [adverb, related]

Dividing or serving to divide something into parts; marked by division. | [grammar] Indicating a part as distinct from a whole, as "some of the ... (24 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partitive

Oxford Dictionary:

partitive | partitively [derived]

[grammar] : denoting a grammatical construction used to indicate that only ... | a partitive construction. | a noun or pronoun used as the first term ... (24 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/partitive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

partitive [countable, linguistics] | partitives [plural]

a word or expression used for showing that only part of something is being referred to, rather than all of it. In the sentence "Have a piece of cake", ... (29 of 61 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/partitive

New World Dictionary:

partitive | partitively [adverb, related]

used in setting off or separating; making a division | [grammar] ; referring to a part of a whole ; of or relating to a case expressing reference to a ... (29 of 50 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partitive

Merriam-Webster:

partitive | partitively [adverb, related]

serving to part or divide into parts | of, relating to, or denoting a part ; serving to indicate the whole of which a part is specified (26 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/partitive

Random House Dictionary:

partitive

serving to divide into parts. | [grammar] noting part of a whole. | [grammar] a partitive word or formation, as "of the men" in "half of the men". (26 of 36 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/partitive

Wiktionary:

partitive | partitives [plural]

that divides something into parts | [grammar] indicating a part rather than the whole of something; e.g. some | [grammar] a partitive word, phrase or case (24 of 26 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/partitive

Cambridge Dictionary:

word [entry 1] | the f-/c- etc. word | the f-word | the c-word | the …-word

a single unit of language which has meaning and can be spoken or written | "the f-/c- etc. word": used to refer to a word, usually a rude or ... (28 of 114 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 1

word [entry 2] | words | have/exchange words | have words | exchange words

[singular] a short discussion or statement | "words": angry words | [disapproving] discussion, rather than action | "have/exchange words": to talk to ... (19 of 107 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 2

word [entry 3]

news or a message (4 of 40 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 3

word [entry 4, singular]

a promise (2 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 4

word [entry 5, singular]

an order (2 of 47 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 5

word [entry 6] | worded [adjective, derived]

to choose the words you use when you are saying or writing something (13 of 47 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/word 6

Encarta Dictionary:

partitive | partitives [plural]

separating or dividing something (formal) | describes a grammatical construction expressing a part of something, e.g. "of" in "a lump of coal" or the ... (23 of 73 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723989​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

partitive

First use: 1510s

Origin: "having the quality of dividing into parts", from Late Latin partitivus, from Latin partitus, past participle of partire "to ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=partitive

American Heritage Dictionary:

partitive

Origin: Middle English, from Old French partitif, from Medieval Latin partītīvus, from Latin partītus, past participle of partīre, to divide; see "partite".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partitive

Collins Dictionary:

partitive

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin partītīvus serving to divide, from Latin partīre to divide

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/partitive

New World Dictionary:

partitive

Origin: Medieval Latin partitivus: see "partite" and "-ive"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partitive

Encarta Dictionary:

partitive | partitives [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from medieval Latin partitivus from Latin partire "to divide"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723989​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

partitive

Audio: British English pronunciation of "partitive"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/partitive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

partitive [countable, linguistics] | partitives [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "partitive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/partitive

Macmillan American Dictionary:

partitive [countable, linguistics] | partitives [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "partitive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/partitive

the Free Dictionary:

partitive

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "partitive"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "partitive"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "partitive" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/partitive

Google Dictionary:

partitive | partitives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "partitive"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=partitive

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

partitive

Audio: North American pronunciation of "partitive"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=partit​06 word=partitive

YourDictionary Audio:

partitive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "partitive" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/partitive

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