|1.||(prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father|
|2.||(prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred|
|3.||grammar denoting a mood of the verb in some languages used when the speaker does not have direct evidence of what he is asserting, but has inferred it on the basis of something else|
|[C15: from Late Latin putātīvus supposed, from Latin putāre to consider]|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
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