connective

[kuh-nek-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving or tending to connect: connective remarks between chapters.
noun
2.
something that connects.
3.
Grammar. a word used to connect words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, as a conjunction.
4.
Botany. the tissue joining the two cells of the anther.

Origin:
1645–55; connect + -ive

connectively, adverb
connectivity [kon-ek-tiv-i-tee] , noun
nonconnective, adjective, noun
nonconnectively, adverb
nonconnectivity, noun
preconnective, adjective
quasi-connective, adjective
quasi-connectively, adverb
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connective (kəˈnɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  serving to connect or capable of connecting
 
n
2.  a thing that connects
3.  grammar, logic
 a.  a less common word for conjunction
 b.  any word that connects phrases, clauses, or individual words
 c.  a symbol used in a formal language in the construction of compound sentences from simpler sentences, corresponding to terms such as or, and, not, etc, in ordinary speech
4.  botany the tissue of a stamen that connects the two lobes of the anther
5.  anatomy a nerve-fibre bundle connecting two nerve centres
 
con'nectively
 
adv
 
connectivity
 
n

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Word Origin & History

connective
1650s, from connect + -ive (if from Latin, it likely would have been *connexive). Related: Connectivity (1893); Connective tissue is from 1839.
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connective definition


An operator used in logic to combine two logical formulas. See first order logic.
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Example sentences
Stewing meat for long periods over low heat breaks down collagen and other
  connective tissues.
It is used as the connective tissue, for many the basic webbing upon which all
  sentences are formed.
Females have thick padding on their reproductive tract that's reinforced with
  strong, elastic connective tissue.
The syndrome results from variation in the gene that produces a protein that
  strengthens connective tissues of the body.
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