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[trans-ley-tiv, tranz-, trans-ley-, tranz-] /trænsˈleɪ tɪv, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪ-, ˈtrænz-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the transfer of something from one person, position, or place to another.
2.
of translation; serving to translate.
3.
Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate a change from one state into another.
noun
4.
the translative case.
Origin of translative
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin trānslātīvus, equivalent to trānslāt(us) (see translate) + -īvus -ive
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  • These movements are produced by three sorts of action: Sectional action, rotary action and translative action.

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