translative

translative

[trans-ley-tiv, tranz-, trans-ley-, tranz-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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:
1580–90; < Latin trānslātīvus, equivalent to trānslāt(us) (see translate) + -īvus -ive

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