Definition of applicative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaplɪkeɪtɪv/
Pronunciation: /əˈplɪkətɪv/


Relating to or involving the application of a subject or idea; practical or applied: applicative algebra
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  • She said that the team would design applicative tests that were capable of assessing the students' abilities and competencies as required by the curriculum.
  • Its applicative potential is shown by this study.
  • We analyze the applicative pattern as an argument-structure construction, in terms of this study.


Mid 17th century: from Latin applicat- 'set close or in contact, fastened to', from the verb applicare (see apply).

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