prepositive


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pre·pos·i·tive

 (prĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Occurring or placed before another word.
n.
A word or particle occurring or placed before another word.

[Late Latin praepositīvus, from Latin praepositus, past participle of praepōnere, to put in front; see preposition1.]

pre·pos′i·tive·ly adv.

prepositive

(priːˈpɒzɪtɪv)
adj
(Grammar) (of a word or speech element) placed before the word governed or modified
n
(Grammar) a prepositive element
preˈpositively adv

pre•pos•i•tive

(priˈpɒz ɪ tɪv)
adj.
(of a word, particle, or affix) placed before a word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.
pre•pos′i•tive•ly, adv.
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Prepositive and the subsequent state of the service S in figure are respectively pre and post library, [[mu].
Rispetto all'Allegria, si realizza la conversione metaforica, con l'introduzione (o, almeno, la straordinaria espansione) della tipologia figurale delle metafore (e delle catene) appositive definite da Gutia "immagini giustapposte" (77-88; e con la limitazione o l'esaurimento delle figure piu frequenti dell'Allegria: le metafore prepositive e le similitudini (22)).
The definite article, prepositive or postpositive (e.