adjective Grammar of or denoting continuing action. Contrasted with punctual.

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  • Durative — Dur a*tive, a. Continuing; not completed; implying duration. [1913 Webster] Its durative tense, which expresses the thought of it as going on. J. Byrne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • durative — ● duratif, durative adjectif et nom masculin (de durer) Se dit d une forme verbale, d un adjectif exprimant par eux mêmes la notion de durée. (Ainsi, en français, l imparfait peut avoir une valeur durative.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • durative — adjective Date: 1889 continuative • durative noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • durative — /door euh tiv, dyoor /, adj. Gram. noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action. Beat and walk are durative in contrast to strike and step. [1885 90; DURAT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • durative — /ˈdjurətɪv/ (say dyoohruhtiv) adjective denoting a verb aspect, as in Russian, expressing uncompleted or continued action, etc. Compare English beat (which implies duration or continued action) with strike; also walk, durative, with step …  

  • durative aspect — noun the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration • Syn: ↑durative • Hypernyms: ↑aspect • Hyponyms: ↑imperfective, ↑imperfective aspect, ↑progressive aspect …   Useful english dictionary

  • durative — См. continuo 1 …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • durative — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to duration. b) long lasting 2. noun This aspect, or a verb in this aspect; A continuative …   Wiktionary

  • durative — du·ra·tive …   English syllables

  • durative — dur•a•tive [[t]ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər [/t]] adj. gram. of or pertaining to a verb or verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action, as the verbs beat and walk in contrast to strike and step[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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