Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Serving, designed, or tending to terminate; conclusive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In grammar, noting direction toward, as a case.
  • Tending or serving to terminate; definitive; absolute; not relative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending or serving to terminate; terminating; determining; definitive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to the termination of something
  • adjective linguistics of, or relating to the terminative case
  • noun the terminative case
  • noun a word in the terminative case

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

  • adjective coming to an end

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In fact, the use of an accusative as a kind of "terminative" isn't unusual at all crosslinguistically.

    Contradictions with authors' accounts of Etruscan word Rasna

  • The interior, as seen through the window, caused him to draw up with a terminative air and watch.

    The Woodlanders

  • In fact, divine ideas are not the specific natures of creatures as creatures are conceived of terminative in themselves by God, but as they are conceived of subiective in Him, that is, by means of a different reality (the divine essence) and according to their relation of ontological dependence upon the divine essence itself.

    Paul of Venice

  • We must attribute them to Him only in a terminative sense, as differing aspects, from the finite point of view, of his unique essence.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Solomon Longways replied with terminative emphasis, as if the fact of his ignorance of Mrs. Henchard were sufficient to deprive her history of all interest.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • 'I'm sure,' added Mrs. Smith in a more philosophic tone, and as a terminative speech, 'if there'd been so much trouble to get a husband in my time as there is in these days -- when you must make a god-almighty of

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Longways replied with terminative emphasis, as if the fact of his ignorance of Mrs. Henchard were sufficient to deprive her history of all interest.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • The interior, as seen through the window, caused him to draw up with a terminative air and watch.

    The Woodlanders

  • It is only an anticipatory name for a further associative and terminative process that

    Meaning of Truth

  • We cannot conceive of any creature whatsoever, not even of the best and most noble, but as of a most horrid idol, if made the terminative object of our love, taken apart from God, and not considered or regarded in subordination to him who is supreme.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

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