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appositive

adjective ap·pos·i·tive \ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv, a-\

Definition of APPOSITIVE

:  of, relating to, or standing in grammatical apposition
appositive noun
ap·pos·i·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of APPOSITIVE

1693

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile
APPOSITIVE Defined for Kids

appositive

noun ap·pos·i·tive \ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv\

Definition of APPOSITIVE for Kids

:  the second of a pair of nouns in apposition <In “my friend the doctor,” the word “doctor” is an appositive.>

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