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abessive

ab·es·sive
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [a-bes-iv]
    • /æˈbɛs ɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [a-bes-iv]
    • /æˈbɛs ɪv/

Definitions of abessive word

  • noun abessive the grammatical case indicating absence 3
  • adjective abessive noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack. 1
  • noun abessive the abessive case. 1
  • noun abessive (grammar) The abessive case, or a word in this case. 0
  • adjective abessive (grammar) Of, or relating to that grammatical case used in some languages to indicate absence. 0

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Origin of abessive

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-94; < Latin abess(e) to be distant + -ive

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Parts of speech for Abessive

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

abessive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abessive usage trend in Literature

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