[ in-es-iv ]
/ ɪnˈɛs ɪv /
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noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
the inessive case.
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British Dictionary definitions for inessive
/ (ɪnˈɛsɪv) /
(in the grammar of Finnish and related languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, used when indicating the location of the referent
the inessive case
Word Origin for inessive
C20: from Latin inesse to be in
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