anteposition

noun an·te·po·si·tion \ˈantə̇(ˌ)-, -tē-\

Definition of anteposition

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of anteposition

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


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