connective has definitions from the fields of grammar,linguistics
[ adjective ] connecting or tending to connect


"connective remarks between chapters" "connective tissue in animals" "conjunctive tissue in plants"

Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

For the occasion on which everyone already knows everyone else and the host wishes them to meet one or a_few honored newcomers , then the `` open_house '' system is advantageous because the honored guests are fixed connective points and the drifting guests make and break connections at the door .

The connective system , or network , is tailored to meet the requirements of the objective , and it is therefore not surprising that a military body acting_as a single coordinated unit has a different communication network than a factory , a college , or a rural village .

Related terms


[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
[ noun ] an instrumentality that connects


"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"