anteposition

noun

an·​te·​po·​si·​tion
ˈantə̇(ˌ)-,
-tē-
: the placing of one word or word group before another or especially before one which by usual usage would precede it (as in fiddlers three)

Word History

Etymology

from Latin anteponere to place before, after such pairs as Latin ponere to place: English position

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“Anteposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anteposition. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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