• (British) IPA: /dɪˈspɒzɪtɪv/


  1. Intending to or resulting in disposition (disposing of or settling a matter).
    We were unable to produce any dispositive evidence to support our case.

dispositive (plural dispositives)

  1. Alternative form of dispositif#English|dispositif
    • 2010, François Albéra, ‎Maria Tortajada, Cinema Beyond Film: Media Epistemology in the Modern Era (page 35)
      Apollinaire thus used some of the characteristics of the cinematographic and phonographic dispositives and their variables related to viewing or listening apparatuses that preceded or are contemporary to the cinema.
    • 2014, Jason Thompson, The Game Culture Reader (page 69)
      The scene of jumping on an invisible bridge is then to be seen as a discourse fragment that builds a discourse strand together with other elements (e.g., in the context of other jump'n'runs) that lead into a shared discourse that itself can be integrated into an elementary discourse or a dispositive (cf. Jäger 2004, 117). In the framework of a discourse analysis, Lara Croft's death jump would not be conceived as a unique moment or narrative.

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