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Privative meaning

Privative - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Causing, or denoting, privation.
  2. 2. Negative prefix to a word.

Privative - examples of usage

  1. There is a class of names called privative. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  2. Its negative or rather privative effect cannot but be bad; if its positive effect is always as good as the works of Mrs. Craik, it will be fortunate. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.
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