connective

Something that's connective connects or attaches things to each other. In grammar, connective words such as "like" or "than" connect clauses or phrases.

A connective device on your computer, like a modem, connects it with the Internet, and connective tissue in your body connects organs, tissues, bones, muscles, and other body parts to each other. Sometimes a connective word or conjunction is also called a connective. The word comes from the verb connect, from the Latin root conectere, "join together."

Definitions of connective
  1. adjective
    connecting or tending to connect
    connective remarks between chapters”
    connective tissue in animals”
    Synonyms:
    conjunctive
    serving or tending to connect
  2. noun
    an instrumentality that connects
    synonyms: connecter, connection, connector, connexion
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    attachment, bond
    a connection that fastens things together
    backbone
    the part of a network that connects other networks together
    earth, ground
    a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
    hitch
    a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
    hookup
    a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
    jumper
    a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
    conjunction, junction
    something that joins or connects
    slip ring
    connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
    line, phone line, subscriber line, telephone circuit, telephone line
    a telephone connection
    patch, temporary hookup
    a connection intended to be used for a limited time
    coupling, yoke
    a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    contact, tangency
    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
    DSL, digital subscriber line
    a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
    hot line
    a direct telephone line between two officials
    joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    booster cable, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead
    a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
    barrier strip, junction barrier
    a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
    land line, landline
    a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits
    ligament
    any connection or unifying bond
    party line
    a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
    private line
    a telephone line serving a single subscriber
    splice, splicing
    a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
    thermojunction
    a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears
    toll line
    a telephone line for long-distance calls
    trunk line
    a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
    WATS, WATS line
    a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service
    type of:
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  3. noun
    an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    synonyms: conjunction, conjunctive, continuative
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    types:
    coordinating conjunction
    a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
    subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction
    a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
    type of:
    closed-class word, function word
    a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
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