- a word or phrase in apposition.
- placed in apposition.
- (of an adjective or adjectival phrase) directly following the noun it modifies.
Origin of appositive
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Examples from the Web for appositive
An appositive is in the same case as the substantive which it limits.
An appositive is in the same case as the substantive which it limits (p. 42).
Similar to the appositive is the explanatory relative clause.Business English
I follow most of the editors in taking hyrde as family and frean as an appositive with fæder.Genesis A
An appositive adjective is added to its noun to explain it, like a noun in apposition ( 88, 5).
- standing in apposition
- another word for nonrestrictive
- of or relating to apposition
- an appositive word or phrase
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Word Origin and History for appositive
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