Definition for DIS-CRE'TIVE

DIS-CRE'TIVE, a. [See Discreet and Discrete.]

  1. Disjunctive; noting separation or opposition. In logic, a discretive proposition expresses some distinction, opposition or variety, by means of but, though, yet, &c.; as, travelers change their climate, but not their temper; Job was patient, though his grief was great.
  2. In grammar, discretive distinctions are such as imply opposition or difference; as, not a man, but a beast. – Johnson.
  3. Separate; distinct.

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