American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Serving or tending to connect.
- n. One that connects.
- n. Grammar A word, such as a conjunction, that connects words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
- n. Botany The portion of a stamen that connects the halves of an anther.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power of connecting; serving or tending to connect; connecting.
- n. That which connects. Specifically— In grammar, a word used to connect words, clauses, and sentences. In the widest sense this term includes relatives and words derived from them, many adverbs, prepositions (as connecting verbs and adjectives with nouns, or one noun with another), and conjunctions; but it is most frequently applied to conjunctions, In botany, the portion of the filament which connects the two cells of an anther. See
stamen, In anatomy and zoology, a nervous commissure; a cord between two ganglia: distinguished from ganglion.
- adj. serving or tending to connect; connecting
- n. That which connects.
- n. logic A function that operates on truth values to give another truth value.
- n. grammar A word used to connect words, clauses and sentences, most commonly applied to conjunctions.
- n. botany The tissue which connects the locules of an anthers together.
- n. anatomy, zoology A connective tissue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.
- n. (Gram.) A word that connect words or sentences; a conjunction or preposition.
- n. (Bot.) That part of an anther which connects its thecæ, lobes, or cells.
- n. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
- n. an instrumentality that connects
- adj. connecting or tending to connect
- connect + -ive, modeled after French connectif, from New Latin connectivus, from connectō ("I connect"); compare connect, connexive, connectivum, connection. (Wiktionary)
“We see the pattern in what we call the connective categories -- computing, smartphones, flat-screen televisions, digital cameras, and now e-books -- continuing and in fact strengthening.”
“Because of the involvement of connective tissue, SLE is often referred to as a connective tissue disease.”
“Interestingly, blood is classified as a connective tissue because it connects the digestive and respiratory systems with the other parts of the body.”
“The old kind -- filled with silicone gel -- were linked to debilitating health problems, so-called connective-tissue diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.”
“The old kind -- filled with silicone gel -- were linked with debilitating health problems, so-called connective-tissue disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.”
“People pointed out that I've mainly got a string of vignettes, without much tension or suspense going on, and I think that's what I need to focus on - what Connie calls the connective tissue as well as making that first part carry the reader along rather than forcing them to jump from spot to spot.”
“The cells are called connective-tissue corpuscles, cartilage cells, and bone corpuscles, according to the tissues in which they occur.”
“It is called connective tissue, because it connects all the different parts of the body.”
“Taking the intestines, for example, we see under the microscope that they are composed of layers of different tissues, called connective, epithelial, muscle, and nerve tissue; the first two forming a large part of the structure.”
“The fibers of all muscle are bound together in bundles and in groups of bundles by a thin membrane which is known as connective tissue.”
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