Etymology
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connective (adj.)

"having the power of connecting, serving to connect," 1650s, from connect + -ive (if from Latin, it likely would have been *connexive). Connective tissue is from 1839.

updated on March 03, 2018

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Definitions of connective from WordNet
1
connective (n.)
an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences;
Synonyms: conjunction / conjunctive / continuative
connective (n.)
an instrumentality that connects;
Synonyms: connection / connexion / connector / connecter
2
connective (adj.)
connecting or tending to connect;
connective tissue in animals
connective remarks between chapters
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.