Sig*nif"i*ca*tive (?), a. [L. significativus: cf. F. significatif.]

1.

Betokening or representing by an external sign.

The holy symbols or signs are not barely significative. Brerewood.

2.

Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant.

Neither in the degrees of kindred they were destitute of significative words. Camden.

-- Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ly, adv. -- Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ness, n.

 

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