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    appellative

    appellative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word appellative

    Definition
    (noun) identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others Definition
    (adj) pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun Definition
    (adj) inclined to or serving for the giving of names
    Synonyms : naming
    Example Sentence
    • the appellative faculty of children
    • the appellative function of some primitive rites
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