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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
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First Known Use of APPOSITIVE

1693

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile
APPOSITIVELY 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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