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ascriptive (not comparable)

  1. ascribing; relating to ascription



ascriptive (plural ascriptives)

  1. The act, or an instance, of ascribing a quality, characteristic, quotation, artistic work or other object to someone or something.
    • 2008, Charles Bray Williams, The Participle in the Book of Acts, page 11:
      Herodotus uses more ascriptives than Homer, but the adverbial participle is well illustrated in Herodotus and the complementary is fairly common.
    • 2018, Jenefer Robinson, Music and Meaning, page 210:
      Ascriptives need not be novel. Tension is a conventional ascriptive that, despite its ubiquitous use, has never achieved technical status in musical discourse.