- (of a word, particle, or affix) placed after a word to modify it or to show its relation to other elements of a sentence.
- a postpositive word, particle, or affix; postposition.
Origin of postpositive
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- (of an adjective or other modifier) placed after the word modified, either immediately after, as in two men abreast, or as part of a complement, as in those men are bad
- a postpositive modifier
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