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What is a partitive numeral?

 

Definition
 

A partitive numeral is a numeral that expresses a fraction.

Examples (English)
 

Here are some examples of partitive numerals:

 
  • half
  • third
Generic
  A partitive numeral is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 149

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 165


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