Partitive



[pahr-ti-tiv] /ˈpɑr tɪ tɪv/

adjective
1.
serving to divide into .
2.
Grammar. noting of a whole:
the Latin partitive genitive.
noun
3.
Grammar. a partitive word or formation, as of the men in half of the men.
/ˈpɑːtɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
(grammar) indicating that a noun involved in a construction refers only to a part or fraction of what it otherwise refers to. The phrase some of the butter is a partitive construction; in some inflected languages it would be translated by the genitive case of the noun
2.
serving to separate or divide into parts
noun
3.
(grammar) a partitive linguistic element or feature
adj.

late 14c., “having the quality of dividing into parts,” from Late Latin partitivus, from Latin partitus, past participle of partire “to divide” (see part (v.)).

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