appellative

[adj] - pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun 2. [adj] - inclined to or serving for the giving of names
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Appellative

Ap·pel'la·tive adjective [ Latin appellativus , from appellare : confer French appelatif . See Appeal .] 1. Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming. Cudworth. 2. (Gram.) Common, as opposed to...
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appellative

1. A common name, distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing; a...
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appellative

naming(a) adjective inclined to or serving for the giving of names; `the appellative faculty of children`; `the appellative function of some primitive rites`
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Appellative

• (n.) A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a sin...
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