Meaning of inessive

in•es•sive

Pronunciation: (in-es'iv), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
—adj.
  1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
—n.
  1. the inessive case.
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