Definitions

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  • adj. Used after a verb, as a predicate; contrasted with attributive.
  • n. An element of the predicate of a sentence which supplements the subject or object by means of the verb. Predicatives may be nominal or adjectival.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Predicating; affirming; asserting; expressing affirmation or predication: as, a predicative term.

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

  • adj. of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence

Etymologies

predicate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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