Pronunciation: (kop'yu-lā"tiv, -lu-tiv), [key]
1. serving to unite or couple.
a. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence.
b. pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement: a copulative verb.
c. serving to connect nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clauses, etc.: a copulative conjunction.
d. of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound.
3. of or pertaining to sexual intercourse.
Gram.a copulative word.
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