Definition of adessive in English:

adessive

adjective

Grammar
  • Designating a case of nouns and pronouns (and adjectives in grammatical agreement with them) in Finnish and a number of other languages, expressing position on or near something, and a variety of other relationships, such as possession or instrumentality; (of a linguistic form) forming, relating to, or in this case.

noun

Grammar
  • The adessive case; a linguistic form denoting or in this case.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles MacFarlane (1799–1858), historian and traveller. From classical Latin adesse to be present + -ive, after German adessiv or French adessif.

Pronunciation:

adessive

/aˈdɛsɪv/