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Meaning of declarative by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈklæɹətɪv/


    declarative ( not comparable )

    1. ( grammar, of a verb, sentence, or mood ) Expressing truth .
    2. ( computing, programming ) That declares a construct .

    Usage notes

    In some linguistic models, "indicative" and "declarative" are synonyms. In others, the "declarative" mood and "interrogative" mood are distinct types of "indicative" moods .

Explanation of declarative by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

    2. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

    1. a mood ( grammatically unmarked ) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

    Definition of declarative by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Declarative a. [L. declarativus, fr. declarare: cf. F. déclaratif.] Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory. “Declarative laws.” Baker.

      The “vox populi,” so declarative on the same side. Swift.