Definition of subcontinuative in US English:

subcontinuative

adjective

Grammar
  • Of a conjunction: that introduces a subordinate clause, especially one continuing an idea introduced in the main clause. Compare "subjunctive". historical in later use.

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin subcontinuativus (adjective) (of a type of conjunction) introducing a subordinate clause, (noun) conjunction of this type from sub- + continuativus, after Hellenistic Greek παρασυναπτικός, applied to conjunctions used to introduce clauses implying a fact.

Pronunciation

subcontinuative

/ˌsʌbkənˈtɪnjʊətɪv/