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Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating a state of being or an existence in a particular capacity or state in some languages, as in Finnish professorina, "as a professor."
1. The essive case.
2. A word or form in the essive case.

[Finnish essiivi, from New Latin essīvus : Latin esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots + Latin -īvus, -ive.]
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(Grammar) grammar a grammatical case denoting a state of being
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In some languages, the lexicalized essive form *taun-na is used in the test contexts.
(1) The distinction in the direction of the ESSIVE relation in compounds seems to be quite subtle and generally follows the principle: ESSIVE1--every [N.sub.1] is [N.sub.2]; ESSIVE2--[N.sub.2] which is [N.sub.1].
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There are five communication patterns: Handlungsschema (action pattern), Vorgangsschema (procedure pattern), Erfahrungsschema (experience pattern), Besitzschema (ownership pattern), and Essivschema (essive pattern).
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