Definition of constative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnstətɪv//
, BrE//kənˈsteɪtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnstətɪv//
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stating that something is real or true see also performative Word Origin early 20th cent.: from Latin constat- ‘established’ (from the verb constare) + -ive.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: constative