Definition of denominative in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈnäməˌnādiv/ /dēˈnämənədiv/ /dəˈnäməˌnādiv/


Old-fashioned term for denominal.
Example sentences
  • The denominative verb which is to make an atonement, make reconciliation, or to purge is or Kapar.
  • Reproduction of the trademark's distinctive sign, if it is not strictly a denominative trademark.
  • One of the main contributions of this thesis concerns the analysis of denominative variation causes in specialised texts.


Late 16th century (as a noun in the grammatical sense): from late Latin denominativus, from denominat- 'named', from the verb denominare (see denominate).

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