Pronunciation: (kun-tin'yOO-ā"tiv, -u-tiv),[key] —adj. 1. tending or serving to continue; causing continuation or prolongation.
2. expressing continuance of thought.
3. Gram.expressing a following event. In They arrested a suspect, who gave his name as John Doe, the second clause is continuative.
4. Gram.(of a verbal form or aspect) expressing continuation.
—n. 1. something continuative.
2. Gram.a continuative word or expression.