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noun 
  1. (grammar): case used to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb"s action. The absolutive case is used to mark the subject of an intransitive verb, as well as the object of a transitive verb (inasmuch as they are codified in the English nominative-accusative system). Some languages that employ the absolutive case include Abkhaz, Basque, Chechen, Dyirbal, Hindi, Inuktitut, Navajo, and Yup'ik.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: absolutief
  • French: absolutif
  • German: Absolutiv
  • Italian: caso assolutivo
  • Spanish: caso absolutivo

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