[ee-luh-tiv, el-uh-] /ˈi lə tɪv, ˈɛl ə-/ Grammar

noting a case, as in Finnish, whose function is to indicate motion out of or away from.
an elative case.
an adjectival form, as in Arabic, denoting intensity or superiority, approximately equivalent to the comparative and superlative of other languages.
(in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions out of or away from Compare illative (sense 3)


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