[dih-klar-uh-tiv] /dɪˈklær ə tɪv/
serving to , make known, or explain:
a declarative statement.
making or having the nature of a declaration
mid-15c., from French déclaratif and directly from Late Latin declarativus, from past participle stem of Latin declarare (see declare).
[non-di-kree-sing] /ˌnɒn dɪˈkri sɪŋ/ adjective 1. not . 2. Mathematics. (def 2).
[ded-i-key-tid] /ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal: a dedicated artist. 2. set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose: We don’t need a computer but a dedicated word processor. 3. (of machine parts, electrical components, hardware, etc.) made or designed to […]
[dih-duhk-tiv] /dɪˈdʌk tɪv/ adjective 1. based on from accepted premises, as in deductive argument; deductive reasoning. /dɪˈdʌktɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to deduction: deductive reasoning adj. 1640s, from Latin deductivus, from deduct-, past participle stem of deducere “to deduce” (see deduce). Related: Deductively.
[dih-fek-tiv] /dɪˈfɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. having a or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine. 2. Psychology. characterized by subnormal intelligence or behavior. 3. Grammar. (of an inflected word or its inflection) lacking one or more of the inflected forms proper to most words of the same class in the language, as English must, which occurs […]