significative [sig-nif-i-key-tiv] Word Origin adjective
- serving to .
- 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, ) + -īvus 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
- (of a sign, mark, etc) symbolic
- another word for
Derived Formssignificatively, adverbsignificativeness, noun