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Definition of "compositive" []

  • Synthetic; compounded. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compositive" in a sentence
  • "Grosseteste's method is primarily dialectical; its aim is the discovery of a definition, a generalized verbal characterization, and it is perhaps not surprising that he discusses composition before taking up resolution, for in certain sciences (notably mathematics) the syn - thetic or compositive method is all that seems to be needed in most cases."
  • "To dis - cover the causes, one must first proceed a posteriori, inferring causes from effects, i.e., using first the method of resolution or analysis; then the demonstrative or compositive method can be used to develop the conse - quences."
  • "He envisaged the use of the resoluto-compositive method of Galileo to erect"