Factive



[fak-tiv] /ˈfæk tɪv/ Linguistics

adjective
1.
(of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn’t realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had left.
noun
2.
a factive expression.
/ˈfæktɪv/
adjective
1.
(logic, linguistics, philosophy) (of a linguistic context) giving rise to the presupposition that a sentence occurring in that context is true, as John regrets that Mary did not attend

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Factivity

    [fak-tiv] /ˈfæk tɪv/ Linguistics adjective 1. (of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn’t realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had left. noun 2. a factive expression. /ˈfæktɪv/ adjective 1. (logic, linguistics, philosophy) […]

  • Facto

    [eks fahk-toh; English eks fak-toh] /ɛks ˈfɑk toʊ; English ɛks ˈfæk toʊ/ adverb, Latin. 1. according to fact; actually.



  • Fact-of-life

    noun 1. any aspect of human existence that must be acknowledged or regarded as unalterable: Old age is a fact of life. Idioms 2. facts of life, the facts concerning sex, reproduction, and birth: to teach children the facts of life.

  • Factoid

    [fak-toid] /ˈfæk tɔɪd/ noun 1. an insignificant or trivial . 2. something fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as , devised especially to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition. /ˈfæktɔɪd/ noun 1. a piece of unreliable information believed to be true because of the way it is presented or repeated in print n. […]



Disclaimer: Factive definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.