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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.
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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
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post•po•si•tion(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.
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|Noun||1.||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)|
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