appositive

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

Definition of appositive

:of, relating to, or standing in grammatical apposition

appositive

noun

appositively

adverb

First Known Use of appositive

1693

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APPOSITIVE Defined for Kids

appositive

noun ap·pos·i·tive \ ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv \

Definition of appositive for Students

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

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