/səˈplitɪv/ (say suh'pleetiv), /ˈsʌplətɪv/ (say 'supluhtiv)

adjective Linguistics
1. (of a linguistic form) serving as an inflected form of a word with a totally different stem, e.g., went as the preterite of go.
2. (of a paradigm) including one or more suppletive forms.
3. (of inflection) characterised by the use of suppletive forms.
{Medieval Latin supplētīvus}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Suppletive — Sup ple*tive, Suppletory Sup ple*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. suppl[ e]tif, LL. suppletivus, from L. supplere, suppletum, to fill up. See {Supply}.] Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppletive — index supplementary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suppletive — /seuh plee tiv, sup li tiv/, adj. Gram. 1. serving as an inflected form of a word with a totally different stem, as went, the suppletive past of go. 2. including one or more such forms: a suppletive paradigm. 3. characterized by the use of such… …   Universalium

  • suppletive — adjective Inflected by substituting an unrelated form (for example, in English, the adjectival forms good, better, best). When went replaced gang , go became suppletive …   Wiktionary

  • supplétive — ● supplétif, supplétive adjectif (latin suppletum, de supplere, suppléer) Se dit d une unité formée de supplétifs et servant de complément aux unités régulières …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • suppletive — adjective see suppletion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suppletive — См. suppletivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • suppletive — adj. suppletory, making up for a deficiency …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suppletive — sup·ple·tive …   English syllables

  • suppletive — …   Useful english dictionary

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