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locative

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noun loc·a·tive \ˈlä-kə-tiv\

Definition of locative

  1. :  the locative case; also :  a word in that case



Origin of locative

Latin locus + English -ative (as in vocative)


First Known Use: 1804

Rhymes with locative


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locative

adjective loc·a·tive

Definition of locative

  1. :  of or being a grammatical case that denotes place or the place where or wherein



1841

First Known Use of locative

1841


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