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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