extraposition

noun ex·tra·position \¦ekstrə+\

Definition of extraposition

  1. :  a transformation in which a syntactic constituent (such as a noun phrase or sentence) is moved outside of the constituent that contains it; especially :  one in which a subject that is a sentence which has itself undergone a transformation is so moved and leaves behind the pronoun it

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Origin and Etymology of extraposition

extra- + position


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