[lej-is-ley-tiv] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv/
having the function of making laws:
a legislative body.
of or relating to the enactment of laws:
legislative proceedings; legislative power.
pertaining to a :
a legislative recess.
enacted or ordained by or a :
legislative ruling; legislative remedy.
of or relating to legislation
having the power or function of legislating: a legislative assembly
of or relating to a legislature
(rare) another word for legislature
1640s; from legislator + -ive. Related: Legislatively.
[adjective, noun li-jit-uh-mit; verb li-jit-uh-meyt] /adjective, noun lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt; verb lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmeɪt/ adjective 1. according to law; lawful: the property’s legitimate owner. 2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards. 3. born in wedlock or of legally married parents: legitimate children. 4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; logically inferable; logical: a […]
adjective very nearly linear Examples Strongly coupled quasilinear reaction diffusion systems are subject to nonlinear boundary conditions. Word Origin 1896 Usage Note also quasilinearly , (adv.)
adverb See quasilinear
[loj-i-kuh l] /ˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. according to or agreeing with the principles of : a logical inference. 2. reasoning in accordance with the principles of , as a person or the mind: logical thinking. 3. reasonable; to be expected: War was the logical consequence of such threats. 4. of or relating to . […]