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Dative has several meanings.

  • dative case in grammar is used to indicate the noun to whom something is given.
  • dative bond in chemistry , also known as a coordinate covalent bond, is a chemical bond in which the shared electrons come from one atom only.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

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Etymology

From Latin dativus (appropriate to giving), itself from datus (the past participle of  (I give)) + -ivus '-ive'.

Adjective

dative (not comparable)

Positive
dative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (grammar) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
  2. (law) In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.
  3. (law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
  4. (law) Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself
  5. (sciences) formed by two electrons contributed by one atom

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

Singular
dative

Plural
datives

dative (plural datives)

  1. (grammar) The dative case.

Translations


French

Adjective

dative

  1. Feminine inflexion of datif

Anagrams


Italian

Adjective

dative

  1. Feminine plural of dativo

Anagrams


Romanian

Noun

dative n. pl.

  1. Plural form of dativ.

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