What does agglutinative mean?

agglutinative meaning in General Dictionary

Pertaining to agglutination tending to unite or having capacity to trigger adhesion glue

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  • forming derivative or compound words by piecing together constituents every one of which conveys an individual definite definition
  • united as though by glue
  • Pertaining to agglutination; looking after unite, or having capacity to trigger adhesion; glue.
  • Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a language or a compound.

agglutinative meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s, in a medical good sense, from Latin agglutinat-, past participle stem of agglutinare (see agglutination). Philological feeling is from 1650s.


agglutinative meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Pertaining to agglutination; looking after unite, or having capacity to cause adhesion; adhesive.

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  • (a.) created or described as agglutination, as a language or a compound.

Sentence Examples with the word agglutinative

The race who first developed it spoke an agglutinative language, and to them was due the invention of the pictorial hieroglyphs which became the running-hand or cuneiform characters of later days, as well as the foundation of the chief cities of the country and the elements of its civilization.

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