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Meaning of SIGNIFICATIVE

Pronunciation:  sig'nifu`keytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having a covert or special meaning
 

SIGNIFICATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: indicative, meaningful, suggestive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sig*nif"i*ca*tive\, a. [L. significativus: cf. F.
significatif.]
1. Betokening or representing by an external sign.

         The holy symbols or signs are not barely
         significative.                        --Brerewood.

2. Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning
   or purpose; significant.

         Neither in the degrees of kindred they were
         destitute of significative words.     --Camden.
   -- {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ly}, adv. --
   {Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ness}, n.

 

 

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