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    separative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word separative

    Definition
    (adj) (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 Definition
    (adj) serving to separate or divide into parts
    Synonyms : partitive
    Example Sentence
    • partitive tendencies in education
    • the uniting influence was stronger than the separative
    Definition
    (adj) (of a word) referring singly and without exception to the members of a group
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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