Adjective Definition

separative

1.Definition: (of a word) referring singly and without exception to the members of a group

"Whereas `each,' `every,' `either,' `neither,' and `none' are distributive or referring to a single member of a group, `which' in `which of the men' is separative"


2.Definition: (used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it


3.Definition: serving to separate or divide into parts

"The uniting influence was stronger than the separative"

Related Adjective(s):partitive




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