ablative absolute
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.lə.tɪv æb.soʊˈlut/

ablative absolute

  1. (grammar) A construction in Latin and Oscan and Umbrian in which an independent phrase with a noun in the ablative case has a participle, adjective, or noun, expressed or implied, which agrees with it in gender, number and case – both words forming a clause grammatically unconnected with the rest of the sentence.

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