appositive

adjective
ap·​pos·​i·​tive | \ ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce appositive (audio) , a- \

Definition of appositive

: of, relating to, or standing in grammatical apposition

Other Words from appositive

appositive noun
appositively adverb

First Known Use of appositive

1693, in the meaning defined above

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“Appositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appositive. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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appositive

noun
ap·​pos·​i·​tive | \ ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce appositive (audio) \

Kids Definition of appositive

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

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