Factive vs Factivity - What's the difference?

factive | factivity |


As an adjective factive

is (linguistics|of a verb) licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.

As a noun factivity is

the state or condition of being factive.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

factive

English

Adjective

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  • (linguistics, of a verb) Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.
  • You can't say he "discovered" that the moon is made of green cheese, because "discover" is a factive verb and the moon isn't made of green cheese.
  • (epistemology, of a knowing agent) which does not know any falsities: which knows only truths.
  • factivity

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being factive.
  • Synonyms

    * factiveness