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DECLARATIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does declarative mean? 

DECLARATIVE (noun)
  The noun DECLARATIVE has 1 sense:

1. a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

  Familiarity information: DECLARATIVE used as a noun is very rare.


DECLARATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DECLARATIVE has 2 senses:

1. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
2. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements

  Familiarity information: DECLARATIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECLARATIVE (noun)


Sense 1declarative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

common mood; indicative mood; indicative; fact mood; declarative mood; declarative

Hypernyms ("declarative" is a kind of...):

modality; mode; mood (verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker)


DECLARATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1declarative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

Synonyms:

asserting; declarative; declaratory

Antonym:

interrogative (relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation)


Sense 2declarative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

indicative; declarative

Context example:

indicative mood

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Pertainym:

declarative mood (a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact)


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