- Ampliative Am"pli*a*tive, a. (Logic)
Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already
known or received.
``All bodies possess power of attraction'' is an ampliative judgment; because we can think of bodies without thinking of attraction as one of their immediate primary attributes. --Abp. W. Thomson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.