[trans-ley-tiv, tranz-, trans-ley-, tranz-]
  1. of or relating to the transfer of something from one person, position, or place to another.
  2. of translation; serving to translate.
  3. Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate a change from one state into another.
  1. the translative case.

Origin of translative

1580–90; < Latin trānslātīvus, equivalent to trānslāt(us) (see translate) + -īvus -ive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of translative

  • These movements are produced by three sorts of action: Sectional action, rotary action and translative action.