American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing means, as Finnish puhumalla "by speaking, while speaking.”
- n. The adessive case.
- n. A word in the adessive case.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, a syntactic case expressing position at some spot or locality.
- From Latin adesse, to be present : ad-, ad- + esse, to be. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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