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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ti·tive /ˈpɑrtətɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ti·tive a.  Gram. Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ti·tive, n. Gram. A word or phrase expressing partition, or denoting a part; as, the phrase “of the team” in “half of the team”.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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