Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing means, as Finnish puhumalla “by speaking, while speaking.”
  • noun The adessive case.
  • noun A word in the adessive case.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In grammar, a syntactic case expressing position at some spot or locality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective grammar of or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates adjacent location.
  • noun grammar the adessive case, or a word in that case.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin adesse, to be present : ad-, ad- + esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.]

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