HyperDic: connective

English > 3 senses of the word connective:
ADJECTIVEallconnectiveconnecting or tending to connect
NOUNcommunicationconnective, conjunction, conjunctive, continuativean uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
artifactconnective, connection, connexion, connector, connecteran instrumentality that connects
connective > pronunciation
Soundskahneh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > connective: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConnecting or tending to connect.
Examples
  • "connective remarks between chapters"
  • "connective tissue in animals"
BroaderconjunctiveServing or tending to connect
Spanishconector
Nounsconnectivitythe property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections
Verbsconnectmake a logical or causal connection
connectconnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
connectestablish a rapport or relationship
connectbe or become joined or united or linked
English > connective: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences.
Synonymsconjunction, conjunctive, continuative
Narrowercoordinating conjunctionA conjunction (like 'and' or 'or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
subordinating conjunction, subordinate conjunctionA conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause
Broaderfunction word, closed-class wordA word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning
Spanishconjunción, conjuntiva
Catalanconjunció, conjuntiva
English > connective: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn instrumentality that connects.
Synonymsconnection, connexion, connector, connecter
Narrowerattachment, bondA connection that fastens things together
backboneThe part of a network / network that connects other networks / networks together
ground, earthA connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
hitchA connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
hookupA device providing a connection between a power source and a user
jumperA small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
junction, conjunctionSomething that joins or connects
slip ringconnection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine
telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, lineA telephone connection
temporary hookup, patchA connection intended to be used for a limited time
yoke, couplingA connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishconector, conexión, plug-in
Catalanconnexió

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