significative [sig-nif-i-key-tiv] Word Origin adjective

  1. serving to signify.
  2. significant; suggestive.

Origin of significative 1350–1400; Middle English (Old French significatif, significative) Late Latin significātīvus denoting, equivalent to Latin significāt(us) (past participle of significāre to make a sign; see signify, -ate1) + -īvus -ive Related formssig·nif·i·ca·tive·ly, adverbsig·nif·i·ca·tive·ness, nounnon·sig·nif·i·ca·tive, adjectiveun·sig·nif·i·ca·tive, adjective British Dictionary definitions for significatively significative adjective

  1. (of a sign, mark, etc) symbolic
  2. another word for significant

Derived Formssignificatively, adverbsignificativeness, noun

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