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postposition

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noun post·po·si·tion \ˌpōs(t)-pə-ˈzi-shən, ˈpōs(t)-pə-ˌ\

Definition of postposition

  1. :  the placing of a grammatical element after a word to which it is primarily related in a sentence; also :  such a word or particle especially when functioning as a preposition

postpositional play \ˌpōs(t)-pə-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective
postpositionally adverb


Origin of postposition

French, from postposer to place after, from Latin postponere (perfect indicative postposui)


First Known Use: circa 1638


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