Meaning of ablative
Pronunciation: (ab'lu-tiv), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
- (in some inflected languages) noting a case that has among its functions the indication of place from which or, as in Latin, place in which, manner, means, instrument, or agent.
- the ablative case.
- a word in that case, as Troiā in Latin Aenēas Troiā vēnit, “Aeneas came from Troy.”
Pronunciation: (a-blā'tiv), [key]
- capable of or susceptible to ablation; tending to ablate: the ablative nose cone of a rocket.
- ablative (Thesaurus)