Definition of locomotive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌləʊkəˈməʊtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌloʊkəˈmoʊtɪv//
(informal loco)
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(formal) connected with movement Word Originearly 17th cent. (as an adjective): from modern Latin locomotivus, from Latin loco (ablative of locus ‘place’) + late Latin motivus ‘motive’, suggested by medieval Latin in loco moveri ‘move by change of position’.
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