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Definitions of partitive:
  • noun:   word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
  • adjective:   indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts
    Example: "Partitive tendencies in education"
  • adjective:   (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole
    Example: "A partitive construction"
  • adjective:   serving to separate or divide into parts
    Example: "Partitive tendencies in education"

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