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locative
American English: /ˈlɑkədɪv/
British English: /ˈlɒkətɪv/

Translation of locative in Spanish:

noun

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • This is a locative noun, which is a grammatical category used when creating names for places in Algonquian.
    • The deictic, directional, and locative constructions differ, however, with respect both to their semantics and to the kinds of items that are eligible to fill the X and V slots.
    • For me, ‘in the soup’ is one of the various locative idioms for being in trouble - up the creek, in a fix, in deep gumbo - and the AHD agrees.

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