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Meaning of copulative

cop•u•la•tive

Pronunciation: (kop'yu-lā"tiv, -lu-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to unite or couple.
  2. a copulative sentence.
    1. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses:a copulative sentence.
    2. pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement:a copulative verb.
    3. serving to connect nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clauses, etc.:a copulative conjunction.
    4. of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound.
  3. of or pertaining to sexual intercourse.
—n.
  1. a copulative word.
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