Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

partitive

noun
     
Related topics: Grammar
par‧ti‧tive [countable] technical
SLG a word which comes before a noun and shows that only part of something is being described, for example the word 'some' in the phrase 'some of the cake'
partitive adjective

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary