\(ˈ)a|besiv\ adjective
Etymology: Latin abesse to be absent + English -ive — more at absent
of a grammatical case : denoting absence or lack

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  • abessive — /a bes iv/, Gram. adj. 1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack. n. 2. the abessive case. [1890 94; < L abess(e) to be distant + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Abessive case — In linguistics, abessive (abbreviated ABESS, from Latin abesse to be distant ), caritive and privative (abbreviated PRIV) are names for a grammatical case expressing the lack or absence of the marked noun. In English, the corresponding function… …   Wikipedia

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  • abessive — См. abessivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • abessive — indicating absence or lack Grammatical Cases …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • abessive — ab·es·sive …   English syllables

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  • Finnish language noun cases — Finnish nouns (including pronouns and numerals) as well as any modifying adjectives, superlatives or comparatives, can be declined by a large number of grammatical cases, which are detailed here. See also Finnish language grammar. TOC Finnish… …   Wikipedia

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