[ur-guh-tiv] /ˈɜr gə tɪv/
Linguistics. pertaining to a type of language that has an ergative case or in which the direct object of a transitive verb has the same form as the subject of an intransitive verb.
Compare (def 2).
the ergative case.
a word in the ergative case.
a form or construction of similar function or meaning.
denoting a type of verb that takes the same noun as either direct object or as subject, with equivalent meaning. Thus, “fuse” is an ergative verb: “He fused the lights” and “The lights fused” have equivalent meaning
denoting a case of nouns in certain languages, for example, Inuktitut or Basque, marking a noun used interchangeably as either the direct object of a transitive verb or the subject of an intransitive verb
denoting a language that has ergative verbs or ergative nouns
an ergative verb
an ergative noun or case of nouns
1943, grammatical case used for the subjects of transitive verbs (in Eskimo, Basque, Caucasian languages), from Greek ergatos “workman,” from ergos “work” (see urge (v.)) + -ive.
/ˌɜːɡəˈtɒkrəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. (rare) government by the workers noun government by the workers or the working class Word Origin Greek ergato ‘workman’ Usage Note politics
[ur-goh, er-goh] /ˈɜr goʊ, ˈɛr goʊ/ conjunction, adverb 1. . 1. a combining form meaning “work”: ergograph. 1. a combining form of : ergotoxine. [pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh] /ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk, ˈɛr goʊ ˈproʊp tɛr ˌhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk, ˈɜr goʊ ˈprɒp tər ˌhɒk ˈɛr goʊ/ Latin. 1. […]
[ur-god-ik] /ɜrˈgɒd ɪk/ adjective, Mathematics, Statistics. 1. of or relating to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the assumption of such a condition underlies statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
ergocalciferol er·go·cal·cif·er·ol (ûr’gō-kāl-sĭf’ə-rôl’, -rōl’) n. See vitamin D2. ergocalciferol (ûr’gō-kāl-sĭf’ə-rôl’, -rōl’) See vitamin D2.