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PARTITION, THE MIDDLE WALL OF
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Partitive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

P`ARTITIVE, a. In grammar, distributive; as a noun partitive.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole; "a partitive construction"
2: indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"
3: serving to separate or divide into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"; "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative" [syn: partitive, separative] n
1: word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. serving to part or divide into parts 2. a. of, relating to, or denoting a part <a partitive construction> b. serving to indicate the whole of which a part is specified <partitive genitive> partitively adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. Gram. --adj. (of a word, form, etc.) denoting part of a collective group or quantity. --n. a partitive word (e.g. some, any) or form. Phrases and idioms: partitive genitive a genitive used to indicate a whole divided into or regarded in parts, expressed in English by of as in most of us. Derivatives: partitively adv. Etymology: F partitif -ive or med.L partitivus (as PARTITE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Partitive Par"ti*tive, a. [Cf. F. partitif.] (Gram.) Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Partitive Par"ti*tive, n. (Gram.) A word expressing partition, or denoting a part.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. (Gram.) Distributive, dividing. II. n. (Gram.) Distributive.



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