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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or serving to cause continuation.
  • adj. Linguistics Of or relating to the durative aspect or a durative verb or verb form.
  • n. Something that expresses or causes continuation.
  • n. Linguistics See durative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to continuation.
  • adj. durative.
  • n. Something that causes a continuation.
  • n. a durative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A term or expression denoting continuance.
  • n. A word that continues the connection of sentences or subjects; a connective; a conjunction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of continuing, or of causing continuation or prolongation.
  • n. An expression noting permanence or duration.
  • n. In grammar, a loose or unemphatic copulative; a connective.
  • n. In philology, a form that indicates continuation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

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