1. [ adjective ] serving to separate or divide into parts
Synonyms: separative

"partitive tendencies in education" "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative"

Related terms: disjunctive
2. [ adjective ] indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts

"partitive tendencies in education"

Related terms: division
3. [ adjective ] (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole

"a partitive construction"

Related terms: part
4. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
Related terms: word
Similar spelling:   partitioned