a combination of 1. and , used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1, (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of 1 , used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin:
of, relating to, or tending to: authoritative, decorative, informative
word-forming element meaning “of or related to; tending to,” from Latin -ativus.
a member of an indigenous Muslim people of northernmost Sumatra. the Austronesian language spoken by the Atjehnese.
abbreviation antitank (email, text messaging) at the keyboard Andrew Toolkit
- Atka island
an island in the Andreanof Group of SW Alaska, in the central Aleutian Islands. Historical Examples We saw a few on Atka Island where several nests, with fresh eggs or incomplete sets, were found on June 18. Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
- Atka mackerel
a black-banded mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius, of northern Pacific seas.