Etymology
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partitive (adj.)

late 14c., partitif, in grammar, "having the quality of dividing into parts," from Late Latin partitivus, from Latin partitus, past participle of partire "to divide," from pars "a part, piece, a share" (from PIE root *pere- (2) "to grant, allot").

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Definitions of partitive
1
partitive (adj.)
(Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole;
a partitive construction
partitive (adj.)
indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts;
partitive tendencies in education
partitive (adj.)
serving to separate or divide into parts;
partitive tendencies in education
Synonyms: separative
2
partitive (n.)
word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole;
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