Definition of denominative in English:



  • old-fashioned term for denominal
    • ‘Reproduction of the trademark's distinctive sign, if it is not strictly a denominative trademark.’
    • ‘The denominative verb which is to make an atonement, make reconciliation, or to purge is or Kapar.’
    • ‘One of the main contributions of this thesis concerns the analysis of denominative variation causes in specialised texts.’
    • ‘In these cases, an examination in search of precedents is done through a classification specifically developed to the effect, rather than using the normal process applied in the same forms that for a denominative trademark.’
    • ‘I am not sure if nashaq is a denominative of the cognate noun.’
    • ‘A correlation is established and confirmed typologically, between denominative adjective and subject function, on the one hand, and adnominal genitive and the object function, on the other.’
    • ‘Generally speaking, the denominative connotes the meaning of ‘to be…,’ ‘to work as…,’ ‘to regard as…,’ ‘to desire…,’ but the real emphasis of the word is on the noun.’


Late 16th century (as a noun in the grammatical sense): from late Latin denominativus, from denominat- ‘named’, from the verb denominare (see denominate).