Meaning of DENOMINATIVE in English

DENOMINATIVE

I. də̇ˈnäməˌnā]d.]iv, dēˈ-, -_nə], ]t], ]ēv also ]əv adjective

Etymology: denominate + -ive

1. : conferring a denomination or name

2. of a word or term : characterized by or referring to certain marks or qualities which determine the naming of the subject possessing them

connotative names have hence been also called denominative because the subject which they denote is denominated by, or receives a name from, the attribute which they connote — J.S.Mill

3.

[ de- + Latin nomin-, nomen name, noun + English -ative ]

: derived from a noun or an adjective

the denominative verbs lengthen and sweeten come from length and sweet

• de·nom·i·na·tive·ly ]ə̇vlē, -li adverb

II. noun

Etymology: de- + Latin nomin-, nomen name, noun + English -ative

: a word derived from a noun or an adjective

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