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Ablative Meaning & Definition
Ablative Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ablative?

[n] the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
[adj] tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature; "ablative material on a rocket cone"
[adj] (linguistics) relating to the ablative case

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ablative: ablative case | subtractive

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See Also | oblique | oblique case

Ablative In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"la*tive\, a. [F. ablatif, ablative, L. ablativus fr. ablatus. See {Ablation}.] 1. Taking away or removing. [Obs.] Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth. --Bp. Hall. 2. (Gram.) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
\Ab"la*tive\, (Gram.) The ablative case. {ablative absolute}, a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words forming a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, with the rest of the sentence; as, Tarquinio regnante, Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.

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