Definitions

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

  • adj. Serving to declare or state.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to make a statement: a declarative sentence.
  • n. A sentence or expression that makes a statement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Expressing truth.
  • adj. That declares a construct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; exhibiting or manifesting; declaratory; explanatory.
  • As declared, set forth, or made known: in contrast to essential: as, the declarative glory of God.

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

  • adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
  • adj. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements
  • n. a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

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Examples

  • Google and Wikipedia together can be seen as forming a nascent forebrain, hippocampus, and long-term declarative memory store.

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  • Even if you write in short, declarative, Hemingwayesque sentences, its your word choice that may determine your comparison.

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  • Simak strives for poignancy in this moment, but fails because his writing style does not allow for poignancy—poignant is not often found in short declarative sentences.

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  • The messages become harsher as customers fall deeper into delinquency, with the bubbly sounding woman often being replaced by a stern male who speaks in short, declarative sentences that are aimed at creating a sense of urgency.

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  • Statements of facts should be set out in short declarative sentences, and each sentence should address a single fact.

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  • Knowledge of an address, telephone number, and the capital of India are examples of what is known as declarative or explicit memory.

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  • All this will be said in short, declarative sentences.

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  • He speaks in short, declarative sentences, factual without elaboration, while avoiding the impression of obfuscation.

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  • President George W. Bush spoke in short, declarative sentences.

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  • There are different types of memories: Long-term declarative memories, which H.M. could no longer form; short-term memories which H.M. still possessed to a degree; and motor memories, such as recalling how to ride a bike, which H.M. never lost.

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