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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.