pre·​pos·​i·​tive pri-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce prepositive (audio)
: put before : prefixed
prepositively adverb

Word History


Late Latin praepositivus, from Latin praepositus, past participle of praeponere

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepositive was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

“Prepositive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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