adjective Date: 1634 1. adhesive 2. characterized by linguistic agglutination

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  • Agglutinative — Ag*glu ti*na*tive, a. [Cf. F. agglutinatif.] 1. Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to cause adhesion; adhesive. Syn: polysynthetic, holophrastic. [1913 Webster] 2. (Philol.) Formed or characterized by agglutination, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agglutinative — index coherent (joined), cohesive (sticking) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • agglutinative — (adj.) 1630s, in a medical sense, from L. agglutinat , pp. stem of agglutinare (see AGGLUTINATION (Cf. agglutination)). Philological sense is from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • agglutinative — [ə glo͞ot′ n āt΄iv] adj. 1. tending to agglutinate 2. Linguis. characterized by agglutination …   English World dictionary

  • agglutinative — /euh glooht n ay tiv, euh glooht n euh /, adj. 1. tending or having power to agglutinate or unite: an agglutinative substance. 2. Ling. pertaining to or noting a language, as Turkish, characterized by agglutination. Cf. inflectional (def. 2),… …   Universalium

  • agglutinative — Causing, or able to cause, agglutination. * * * ag·glu·ti·na·tive ə glüt ən .āt iv, ət adj causing or produced by agglutination <agglutinative proteins> * * * ag·glu·ti·na·tive (ə glooґtĭ na″tiv) promoting adhesion or… …   Medical dictionary

  • agglutinative — UK [əˈɡluːtɪnətɪv] / US [əˈɡlut(ə)nˌeɪtɪv] adjective linguistics an agglutinative language joins words together to make new words …   English dictionary

  • agglutinative — /əˈglutənətɪv/ (say uh gloohtuhnuhtiv) adjective 1. tending or having power to agglutinate or unite: an agglutinative substance. 2. Grammar (of a language or construction) characterised by agglutination …  

  • Agglutinative language — An agglutinative language is a language that uses agglutination extensively: most words are formed by joining morphemes together. This term was introduced by Wilhelm von Humboldt in 1836 to classify languages from a morphological point of view.]… …   Wikipedia

  • agglutinative languages — agglutinating languages or agglutinative languages plural noun Languages in which words are inflected by agglutination • • • Main Entry: ↑agglutinate …   Useful english dictionary

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