suppositive


suppositive
suppositively, adv.
/seuh poz"i tiv/, adj.
1. of the nature of or involving supposition; suppositional.
2. supposititious or false.
3. Gram. expressing or noting supposition, as the words if, granting, or provided.
n.
4. Gram. a suppositive word.
[1595-1605; < LL suppositivus, equiv. to supposit(us) (see SUPPOSITION) + -ivus -IVE]

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  • Suppositive — Sup*pos i*tive, a. [Cf. F. suppositif.] Including or implying supposition, or hypothesis; supposed. {Sup*pos i*tive*ly}, adv. Hammond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppositive — Sup*pos i*tive, n. A word denoting or implying supposition, as the words if, granting, provided, etc. Harris. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppositive — index apparent (presumptive), hypothetical, presumptive, theoretical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suppositive — [sə päz′ə tiv] adj. [LL suppositivus] having the nature of, based on, or involving supposition n. Gram. a conjunction introducing a supposition, as if, assuming, or provided …   English World dictionary

  • suppositive — /səˈpɒzətɪv/ (say suh pozuhtiv) adjective 1. of the nature of or involving supposition; suppositional. 2. supposititious or false. 3. Grammar expressing supposition, as the words if , granting , or provided . –noun 4. Grammar a suppositive word.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • suppositive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds: conjectural, hypothetic, hypothetical, inferential, presumptive, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious. See BELIEF …   English dictionary for students

  • suppositive — adj. of supposition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suppositive — a. Supposed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • suppositive — sup·pos·i·tive …   English syllables

  • suppositive — səˈpäzəd.iv adjective Etymology: Late Latin suppositivus, from Latin suppositus (past participle of supponere to place under influenced in meaning by Greek hypothetikos hypothetical) + ivus ive more at suppose : characterized by, involving, or… …   Useful english dictionary


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