indicating likeness or identity

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • equative — I. (ˈ)ē|kwād.iv, ə̇ˈk adjective Etymology: equate + ive 1. : belonging to or constituting a degree of comparison (as in Welsh) that denotes an equal level of the quality, quantity, or relation expressed by the adjective or adverb compared the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • equative — 1. adjective /iːˈkweɪtɪv/ Of, pertaining to, or being an equative. 2. noun /iːˈkweɪtɪv/ a) A construction showing an equal quality. In English, this is normally formed using as. For example, the equative of happy is as happy as. b) A word in the… …   Wiktionary

  • equative — eq·ua·tive (ĕkʹwə tĭv) adj. Of, relating to, or being a form of an adjective or adverb indicating identity of degree of comparison. n. 1. The equative degree. 2. An adjective or adverb expressing the equative degree. * * * …   Universalium

  • equative 1 — См. equativo 1 …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • equative 2 — См. equativo 2 …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • equative — equat·ive …   English syllables

  • equative — /ˈɛkwɒtɪv/ (say ekwotiv) adjective Linguistics of or relating to a clause which describes a feature of its subject, usually having a copular verb, as in He is a doctor …   Australian English dictionary

  • Equative case — Equative is a case with the meaning of comparison, or likening. The equative case has been used in very few languages in history.Fact|date=September 2008 It was used in the Sumerian language.In Sumerian, the equative was formed by adding the… …   Wikipedia

  • Thematic equative — In English, a thematic equative is a thematic resource in which two or more separate elements in a clause are grouped together to form a single constituent of the theme plus rheme structure. An example of this is::What the guests need for… …   Wikipedia

  • Hurrian language — Hurrian Spoken in Mitanni Region Mesopotamia Extinct …   Wikipedia

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