Definitions for: Connective

[n] an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
[n] an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
[adj] connecting or tending to connect; "connective remarks between chapters"; "connective tissue in animals"; "conjunctive tissue in plants"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*nect"ive, a.
Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.

Connection tissue (Anat.) See Conjunctive tissue, under

Con*nect"ive, n.
That which connects. Specifically:
(a) (Gram.) A word that connect words or sentences; a
conjunction or preposition.
(b) (Bot.) That part of an anther which connects its
thec[ae], lobes, or cells.

Synonyms: conjunction, conjunctive, conjunctive, connecter, connection, connector, connexion

See Also: attachment, bond, closed-class word, conjunction, coordinating conjunction, coupling, earth, function word, ground, hitch, hookup, instrumentality, instrumentation, jumper, junction, line, patch, phone line, slip ring, subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction, telephone line, temporary hookup, yoke

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