Pronunciation: (trans-lā'tiv, tranz-, trans'lā-, tranz'-), [key]
1. of or pertaining to the transfer of something from one person, position, or place to another.
2. of translation; serving to translate.
3. Gram.noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate a change from one state into another.
the translative case.
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