declarative

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See also: déclarative

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French déclaratif

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

declarative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb, sentence, or mood) Expressing truth.
  2. (computing, programming) That declares a construct.

Usage notes[edit]

In some linguistic models, "indicative" and "declarative" are synonyms. In others, the "declarative" mood and "interrogative" mood are distinct types of "indicative" moods.