|1.||[ adjective ] serving to separate or divide into parts|
"partitive tendencies in education" "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative"
|2.||[ adjective ] indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts|
"partitive tendencies in education"
|3.||[ adjective ] (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole|
"a partitive construction"
|4.||[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole|