sta·​tive ˈstā-tiv How to pronounce stative (audio)
: expressing a state, condition, or relation compare active entry 1 sense 3b

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stative was in 1874

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“Stative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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