Definitions

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

  • adj. Perceived or capable of being perceived directly rather than through association.
  • adj. Having the ability to perceive something directly.
  • adj. Ecclesiastical Capable of naming or of being named to a benefice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.
  • adj. Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution
  • adj. Admitting the presentation of a clergyman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution.
  • adj. Admitting the presentation of a clergyman.
  • adj. Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ecclesiastical law: Having the right of presentation: as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.
  • Admitting the presentation of a clerk: as, a presentative parsonage.
  • In metaphysics: Consisting of or pertaining to immediate, proximate, or intuitive apprehension or cognition: opposed to representative.
  • Cognitive; pertaining to knowledge.

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Examples

  • In an oral presentative and a five-page summary of hundreds of pages of work, Heymann said, he and his colleagues recommended the creation of “an organizational structure that could draw” on the experience of a small corps of the best interrogators currently working for the government who “could produce what would very likely be the best non-coercive interrogation or interviewing capacity in the world.”

    Sneak Preview: The Obama Interrogation Task Force | ATTACKERMAN

  • As you can see, the reaction to Gordon Brown comprises 5 Labour MPs, 6 Union Leaders, a presentative each from Greenpace and CND but no opposition MPs and just 3 of those reactions were in any way less than completely positive about the speech.

    BBC Bias - they don't even hide it now

  • That what we here urge is true, i.e. that there are such presentative movements in the sensory organs, any one may convince himself, if he attends to and tries to remember the affections we experience when sinking into slumber or when being awakened.

    On Dreams

  • Now, whether the presentative faculty of the soul be identical with, or different from, the faculty of sense-perception, in either case the illusion does not occur without our actually seeing or [otherwise] perceiving something.

    On Dreams

  • Mlatsheni as their presentative in the negotiations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Owing to this fact, any ordinary act of perception is said to contain both presentative and representative elements.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • In the above example, for instance, the colour would be spoken of as a presentative element, because it is immediately presented to the mind in sensuous terms, or through the senses.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • It is because they always involve the immediate presence of some physical object, that the sensation elements involved in ordinary perception are spoken of as immediate, or presentative, elements of knowledge.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • = -- To trace the development of this ability to mingle both presentative and representative elements of knowledge into a mental representation, or idea, of an external object, it is necessary to recall what has been noted regarding the relation of the nervous system to our conscious acts.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • The conclusion which we would deduce from the whole of the foregoing remarks is, that the great law of _living_ [21] sensation, the _rationale_ of sensation as a _living_ process, is this, that the senses are not merely _presentative_ -- _i. e._ they not only bring sensations before us, but that they are _self-presentative_ -- _i. e._ they, moreover, bring themselves before us as sensations.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843

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