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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An instrumentality that joins; An uninflected function word that serves to join words or phrases or clauses or sentences adj. - Attaching or tending to attach.

Usage examples (31)
  • connective remarks between chapters
  • The researchers studied a protein called connective tissue growth factor, or CTGF.
  • It is called connective tissue, because it connects all the different parts of the body.
  • Without the so-called connective tissue, we're left to assume entirely too much about the character. for more
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