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post- +‎ position

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postposition (plural postpositions)

  1. (grammar) A word that has the same purpose as a preposition but comes after the noun.
  2. The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after.
    • 1643, Joseph Mede, Daniel's Weeks:
      the postposition of the nominative case to the verb

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postposition (third-person singular simple present postpositions, present participle postpositioning, simple past and past participle postpositioned)

  1. (grammar) To be placed after a the word that it modifies.
    • 2020, Shannon Dubenion-Smith, “A typology of non-clausal postpositioning in German dialects”, in Janet Zhiqun Xing, editor, A Typological Approach to Grammaticalization and Lexicalization: East Meets West (Trends in Linguistics; 327), Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, →DOI, →ISBN, page 245:
      Nonetheless, PPs in my dataset not only make up the bulk of the non-clausal postpositionings, but they are also postpositioned at a relatively high rate, particularly in comparison to adverbs, the second most frequent form.

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  1. genitive singular of postpositio

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  • IPA(key): /pɔst.po.zi.sjɔ̃/
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postposition f (plural postpositions)

  1. (grammar) postposition

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