absolute state

noun

in the grammar of the Semitic languages
: the form that is characteristic of a noun when it is not linked in a grammatical construction with another noun (as Hebrew bēn "son") compare construct state, emphatic state

Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of absolute state was in 1752

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“Absolute state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20state. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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