putative Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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putativeadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈpjuː.tə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ə.t̬ɪv/ formal
generallythought to be or to ​exist, ​even if this may not really be ​true: The putative ​leader of the ​terroristcell was ​arrestedyesterday.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of putative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “putative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定存在的,被认为存在的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定存在的,被認為存在的…
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