Definitions for ablativeˈæb lə tɪv
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ablative, ablative case(adj)
the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
relating to the ablative case
tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
"ablative material on a rocket cone"
The ablative case.
Taking away or removing.
Applied to one of the cases of the noun in some languages, the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away, and to a lesser degree, instrument, place, accordance, specifications, price, and difference in measurement.
Sacrificial, wearing away or being destroyed in order to protect the underlying, as in ablative paints used for antifouling..
Origin: * First attested in 1434.
taking away or removing
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
the ablative case
Origin: [F. ablatif, ablative, L. ablativus fr. ablatus. See Ablation.]
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- ablatiuCatalan, Valencian
- Ablativ, ablativischGerman
- αφαιρετική, αφαιρετικόςGreek
- ablativo, ablativaEsperanto
- alaltütlev, ablatiivEstonian
- ablatiivi, ablatiivinenFinnish
- casus ablativusLatin
- отложи́тельный падеж, абляти́в, аблати́в, абляти́вныйRussian
- ablativ, аблативSerbo-Croatian
- ayrılma, çıkmaTurkish
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