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continuative

[kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv] /kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to continue; causing continuation or prolongation.
2.
expressing continuance of thought.
3.
Grammar. expressing a following event. In They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe, the second clause is continuative.
4.
Grammar. (of a verbal form or aspect) expressing continuation.
noun
5.
something continuative.
6.
Grammar. a continuative word or expression.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin continuātīvus connecting, copulative. See continuate, -ive
Related forms
continuatively, adverb
continuativeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for continuative

continuative

/kənˈtɪnjʊətɪv/
adjective
1.
serving or tending to continue
2.
(grammar)
  1. (of any word, phrase, or clause) expressing continuation
  2. (of verbs) another word for progressive (sense 8)
noun
3.
a continuative word, phrase, or clause
Derived Forms
continuatively, adverb
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