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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb

Usage examples (23)
  • ablative material on a rocket cone
  • Adjective : the ablative nose cone of a rocket
  • This is clearly an ablative relation, and the construction is called the «ablative of the measure of difference».
  • This idea is expressed in Latin by the ablative without a preposition, and the construction is called the «ablative of cause»: for more
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