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  • adj. Tending to ordain; directing; giving orders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to ordain; directing; giving order.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Directory; administrative.
  • n. In grammar, a particle which ordinates clauses.


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Latin ordinativus.


  • Langa said only a multi disciplinary and co-ordinative approach across society could hope to eradicate human trafficking.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But within the orbit of the State with ordinative functions, the real needs, which give rise to the Socialist movement and to the forming of labour unions, are emphatically recognised by Fascism and are given their full expression in the Corporative System, which conciliates every interest in the unity of the State.

    Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Selected by members of the department of philosophy, University of Colorado

  • The foremost function of the Woman's Committee, it must be made plain, was local, co-ordinative and directive.

    North Carolina Women in the World War

  • The whole range of male teachers, male pupils, male critics and spectators, are loud in their admiration for the "manliness" developed by the craft, courage, co-ordinative power and general "sportsmanship" developed by the game of football, for instance; that a few young men are killed and many maimed, is nothing in comparison to these advantages.

    The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

  • Raising him to his feet, however, we realised that from whatever cause, he had lost the use of the limbs in question, and in the utmost alarm we carried him to his bedroom, and hurried away for Mr. Marshall It was found that he had really undergone a species of paralysis, called, I think, loss of co-ordinative power.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Those who are conversant with the present state of biology will hardly hesitate to admit that the conception of the life of one of the higher animals as the summation of the lives of a cell aggregate, brought into harmonious action by a co-ordinative machinery formed by some of these cells, constitutes a permanent acquisition of physiological science.

    Science & Education

  • I need not remind you how great an instrument of investigation this doctrine has proved in the hands of the man of genius to whom its development is due, and who would probably be the last to forget that abnormal conditions of the co-ordinative and distributive machinery of the body are no less important factors of disease.

    Science & Education

  • As a Nexialist, with a co-ordinative knowledge of many sciences, you can play a decisive role against the other scientists .... "

    The Voyage of the Space Beagle


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