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Related to postposition: prepositions


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.


1. (Grammar) placement of a modifier or other speech element after the word that it modifies or to which it is syntactically related
2. (Grammar) a word or speech element so placed
ˌpostpoˈsitional adj
ˌpostpoˈsitionally adv


(ˌpoʊst pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˈpoʊst pəˌzɪʃ ən)

1. the act of placing after.
2. the state of being so placed.
a. the use of words, particles, or affixes following the elements they modify or govern.
b. a word, particle, or affix so used, as the adjective general in attorney general, or the particle e “to” in Japanese Tokyo e “to Tokyo.”
post•pose′, v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
post`po•si′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postposition - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
linguistics - the scientific study of language
position, place - an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
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The adjacency of postposition and noun follows largely from the fact that modifiers such as adjectives and quantifiers and also the definite article a always precede the head noun.
The descending order of frequency of postposition with single personal pronouns, betweonum 94%, betweon 57%, betweoh 17%, betweoxn 11%, betweox less than 1%, constitutes an 'Anglian'/'West Saxon' dine (albeit these words are not mentioned in such standard works on the diWalects as Jordan (1906) or Hofstetter (1987)).
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Kaas/kz (kahn in the South-East, as recorded during the 17th century; also recorded as kahs according to an alternative German-inspired orthography), is used as a postposition and an adverb.
The postposition of included is one of the reasons why it is less frequently used than including, which clearly delimits where the EE starts.
Parts of speech tagging assigns a grammatical category adjective, adverbs, and postposition etc.
We add that this is a case of postposition, since the concessive pattern occupies the right margin of the period, ending it.
the combination of preposition and noun as objective in English is counted as a word composed of a noun with postposition in Korean).
The noun he occupies a slot set up by the postposition el within the relative clause and, in turn, the whole relative clause fills up the slot coded in the matrix verb.
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Languages in which verbs follow objects tend to use postpositions, as in "The man (subject) the dog (object) put (verb) the canoe in (postposition).
There are some constraints in prepositional or postpositional phrases as preposition or postposition can not be used against the ML of the phrase.