"factive" meaning in English

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Adjective

Rhymes: -æktɪv Etymology: fact + -ive Etymology templates: {{suffix|en|fact|ive}} fact + -ive Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} factive (not comparable)
  1. (grammar, of a verb) Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims that are (known or believed with certainty to be) true. Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-factive-en-adj-ZSWCWPfZ Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English terms suffixed with -ive Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 37 36 1 26 Disambiguation of English terms suffixed with -ive: 32 31 37 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  2. (epistemology, of a knowing agent) Which does not know any falsities: which knows only truths. Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Epistemology
    Sense id: en-factive-en-adj-PlvMh8dQ Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English terms suffixed with -ive Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 37 36 1 26 Disambiguation of English terms suffixed with -ive: 32 31 37 Topics: epistemology, human-sciences, philosophy, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: factively, factivity
Etymology number: 1

Adjective

Rhymes: -æktɪv Etymology: Latin facere (“to make”). Etymology templates: {{der|en|la|facere||to make}} Latin facere (“to make”) Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} factive (not comparable)
  1. (obsolete) Making. Tags: not-comparable, obsolete
    Sense id: en-factive-en-adj-hWAbJFe9
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 2

Noun

Forms: factives [plural]
Rhymes: -æktɪv Etymology: fact + -ive Etymology templates: {{suffix|en|fact|ive}} fact + -ive Head templates: {{en-noun}} factive (plural factives)
  1. (grammar) A factive verb. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-factive-en-noun-ToABLoYr Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English terms suffixed with -ive Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 37 36 1 26 Disambiguation of English terms suffixed with -ive: 32 31 37 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 1

Inflected forms

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