Definition of Factive

1. a. Making; having power to make.



Definition of Factive

1. Adjective. (linguistics of a verb) Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true. ¹

2. Adjective. (epistemology of a knowing agent) which does not know any falsities: which knows only truths. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Factive

1. in linguistics, making [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factive

factiousness
factiousnesses
factis
factises
factitial
factitial dermatitis
factitious
factitious disorder
factitious disorders
factitious purpura
factitious urticaria
factitiously
factitiousness
factitive
factitively
factive (current term)
factiveness
factivity
factless
factoid
factoidal
factoids
factor
factor 3
factor A
factor B
factor D
factor E
factor Gm
factor H

Literary usage of Factive

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1. Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1896)
"The singular has three (so-called) of the Heb. ; which either have a factive, reciprocal, passive, and desiderative force, or else modify ti" ground-meaning ..."

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