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1. The placing of a word or suffixed element after the word to which it is grammatically related.
2. A word or element placed postpositionally, as a preposition placed after its object. For example, in the phrase these facts notwithstanding, notwithstanding is a postposition.

post′po·si′tion·al adj.
post′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.
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Ahlqvist (1856 : 72-73) and Agranat (2007 : 40, 111) qualify the corresponding forms as postpositional constructions.
The Ossetian lexicon includes an element axsan 'midpoint', which combines a close formal match to the earlier Greek form ksun with an ancillary postpositional function ('among') that is not far distant from that of the Greek preposition.
Circumpositions consist of a phrase-initial prefix and a modifying postpositional element at the end of the phrase.
However, dead reckoning from the bare figures will not do here, because with one exception in the contents-list betweonum is used solely for set expressions 'between them(selves)', 45 Out of 49 the postpositional formu la him betweonum (Bately 1970: 449; cf.
35) Therefore one should expect that a final laryngeal in an allative form (*)menah would have been preserved if the addition of postpositional material (anda) predates the Proto-Anatolian stage.
In (2) head order is determined on the basis of where the object (O) is with respect to the verb (V) and whether the language is prepositional (Pr) or postpositional (Po).
The relevant structures include pre- and postpositional phrases (7), noun phrases (8) and infinitive phrases.
Here too, the old postpositional article, which eventually loses its definiteness in Middle Aramaic, is reintroduced in Neo-Aramaic by a prefix (kalba '(the) dog' > u-kalba 'the dog').
While postpositional adverbs, such as egyutt, 'together', combine noun phrases that are already case marked (egyutt requires nouns marked by -val/-vel, 'with' (3)), true postpositions and case suffixes combine with bare nouns without any previous case marking (highlighted here by '[?
However, a study of actual usage confirms what native speaker intuition suggests, namely that the quasi-adpositional construction correlates with a strong force-dynamic meaning, followed by the postpositional construction, whereas the weakest force-dynamic meaning associates with the prepositional construction.
In (2b), the first word, uts'e', constitutes a postpositional phrase, with a third person pronoun prefix as object.
6 and elsewhere, Francia confronts the problem of combinations of adirectional and directional adverbs such as peran katta and ser katta: are these unitary preverbs, or merely collocations of adirectional adverbs in their usual adverbial or postpositional function with directional adverbs serving as preverbs?