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Meaning of vocative

voc•a•tive

Pronunciation: (vok'u-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin) noting or pertaining to a case used to indicate that a noun refers to a person or thing being addressed.
  2. of, pertaining to, or used in calling, specifying, or addressing.
—n.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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