performative meaning

Pronunciation:   "performative" in a sentence
  • adjective
      Of a statement or verb that itself constitutes the action described, eg I confess my ignorance
      Such a statement, to constative


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  1. In both cases, the performative objects are  magically charged.
  2. The third aspect of the performative consists of an aesthetic dimension.
  3. Performative architecture is still under developing ideas as a concrete definition.
  4. He was pioneering in giving attention to performative aspects of folklore.
  5. There are performative architects, like Gehry and Steven Holl.

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