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Meaning of partitive

par•ti•tive

Pronunciation: (pär'ti-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to divide into parts.
  2. noting part of a whole: the Latin partitive genitive.
—n.
  1. a partitive word or formation, as of the men in half of the men.
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