ad·​es·​sive | \ (ˈ)a-¦de-siv \

Definition of adessive

of a grammatical case
: denoting presence at a place used especially in Finnish and Hungarian grammar

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First Known Use of adessive

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adessive

Latin adesse + English -ive

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“Adessive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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