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Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case in certain inflected languages that indicates place in or on which or time at which, as in Latin domī, "at home."
1. The locative case.
2. A form or construction in the locative case.
[New Latin locātīvus, from Latin locātus, past participle of locāre, to place; see locate.]
1. (Grammar) (of a word or phrase) indicating place or direction
2. (Grammar) denoting a case of nouns, etc, that refers to the place at which the action described by the verb occurs
a. the locative case
b. a word or speech element in this case
[C19: locate + -ive, on the model of vocative]
loc•a•tive(ˈlɒk ə tɪv)
1. of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates place in or at which, as Latin domī “at home.”n.
2. the locative case.
3. a word or other form in the locative case.
Used to describe a case of nouns that indicate the place where something is done.