American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- adj. grammar, of a verb, sentence Expressing truth.
- adj. computing, programming That declares a construct.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.
- 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
“Google and Wikipedia together can be seen as forming a nascent forebrain, hippocampus, and long-term declarative memory store.”
“Even if you write in short, declarative, Hemingwayesque sentences, its your word choice that may determine your comparison.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Statements of facts should be set out in short declarative sentences, and each sentence should address a single fact.”
“Knowledge of an address, telephone number, and the capital of India are examples of what is known as declarative or explicit memory.”
“All this will be said in short, declarative sentences.”
“He speaks in short, declarative sentences, factual without elaboration, while avoiding the impression of obfuscation.”
“President George W. Bush spoke in short, declarative sentences.”
“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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