PRIVATIVE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Privative Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A privative prefix or suffix. See Privative, a., 3.
  2. (n.) That of which the essence is the absence of something.
  3. (a.) Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.
  4. (a.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; -- applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. /), un-, non-, -less.
  5. (a.) Causing privation; depriving.
  6. (n.) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; -- called also privative term.


• Privatively Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In a privative manner; by the absence of something; negatively.


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