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Definition 1: an instrumentality that connects - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where connective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he soldered the connection
  • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

Synonyms for connective in the sense of this definition

(connective is a kind of ...) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

(... is a kind of connective ) a connection that fastens things together

(... is a kind of connective ) a connection intended to be used for a limited time

(... is a kind of connective ) a telephone connection

(... is a kind of connective ) connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts

(... is a kind of connective ) something that joins or connects

(... is a kind of connective ) a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections

(... is a kind of connective ) a device providing a connection between a power source and a user

"some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers"

(... is a kind of connective ) a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

(... is a kind of connective ) a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(... is a kind of connective ) the part of a network that connects other networks together

"the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

(... is a kind of connective ) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

Definition 2: an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for connective in the sense of this definition

(connective is a kind of ...) a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning

(... is a kind of connective ) a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents

(... is a kind of connective ) a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause

Definition 3: connecting or tending to connect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where connective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • connective remarks between chapters
  • connective tissue in animals
  • conjunctive tissue in plants

(connective is similar to ...) serving or tending to connect

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