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Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating motion out of a place in some languages, as in Finnish hotellista, "out of the hotel."
1. The elative case.
2. A word or form in the elative case.

[New Latin ēlātīvus : from Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre, to bring out; see elate + -ive.]


(Grammar) (in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions out of or away from. Compare illative3
a. the elative case
b. an elative word or speech element
[C19: from Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre to carry out; see elate]
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The difference between predicative clauses 1a and 1b is the syntactic role of the pre-verbal argument: in 1a it is an elative adverbial, in 1b a nominative subject (see e.
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P]erformance is not just a reflection or display of social reality, but actually produces reality in the performantive encounter of two ontologies merged in the elative moment" (Filewod 59).
The relation between kaupungissa and the elative kaupungista 'from the city' can be analyzed as exhibiting suppletion of a directional component (-sa [right arrow] -ta).
Anybody who has a elative or child in substance abuse has some idea of what this feels like.
Session's Can You Relate before their own tune Ghost Song is given some tough elative whoops by Joris Voorn.
The gravimetric survey was connected to elative gravimetric point FGG2 included into the gravimetric network of the 1st order of 2006 campaign (Kuhar et al.
The limited data available on "informal" investment sources in Canada suggest that they are much less extensive, in elative terms, than comparable sources in the United States.
As seen in Table FE3, the production, imports, and refinery inputs of crude oil have a small mean absolute percent error elative to crude oil stock change.