declarative declarative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
  2. (adj) relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
  3. (adj) relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

Usage(s):

  1. Moreno-Ocampo speaks in clipped, declarative sentences and sports the three-day stubble of a man who constantly looks as if he just got off a long-haul flight.
  2. Schoolchildren and even college students often seem disastrously ignorant of words; they stare, uncomprehending, at simple declarative English.

News

  • 4 Reasons the UFC Needs Criteria for Induction to the UFC Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame: The mere words elicit images of grandstanding champions dominating their respective sports. Through any and all means, each athlete worthy of such honorable mention must have broken records in a manner iconic of his or her sport. Definitive and declarative, entry into this upper echelon ought to be beyond argument. Or so it should be. Yet the UFC Hall of Fame is often discussed for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "Oracle Application Express's 4GL declarative development and the built-in features like security, validation, themes, flash charting, PDF reporting, and Web Services, among others, increases the productivity of our developers," said Patrick...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Patrick Wolf Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. Gates commented: "We're investing very heavily : it, should take a tenth as much code as it takes today: You should be able to do things on a declarative basis: It's something that will change software development."
    on May 1, 2008 By: Bill Gates Source: Live-PR.com (Pressemitteilung)

  3. Bush "made very declarative statements. There's no question about it," said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the committee's chairman. "He made a case to go to war. We all did. ...... We believed it. But the information was wrong. What he (the...
    on Jul 10, 2004 By: Pat Roberts Source: Seattle Times

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