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inessive

[in-es-iv] /ɪnˈɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
noun
2.
the inessive case.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin iness(e) to be in, at, or on (in- in-2 + esse to be; see is) + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for inessive

inessive

/ɪnˈɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
(in the grammar of Finnish and related languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, used when indicating the location of the referent
noun
2.
the inessive case
Word Origin
C20: from Latin inesse to be in
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