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declarative

[dih-klar-uh-tiv] /dɪˈklær ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to declare, make known, or explain:
a declarative statement.
Also, declaratory
[dih-klar-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin dēclārātīvus explanatory, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (see declaration) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
declaratively, adverb
nondeclarative, adjective
nondeclaratively, adverb
nondeclaratory, adjective
undeclarative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undeclarative

declarative

/dɪˈklærətɪv/
adjective
1.
making or having the nature of a declaration
Derived Forms
declaratively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undeclarative
declarative
1530s, from Fr. déclaratif, from L. declarativus, from pp. stem of declarare (see declare).
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