from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or being an utterance that asserts or states something that can be judged as true or false, such as The cat is on the mat.
- n. A constative utterance, such as an assertion.
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- adj. Pertaining to an utterance relaying information and likely to be regarded as true or false.
New Latin cōnstatīvus (translation of German konstatierend, present participle of konstatieren, to indicate as factual), from Latin cōnstāre, to stand firm, be fixed (influenced by third person sg. present tense cōnstat, it is manifest, it is a fact, and statīvus, stationary); see constant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)