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preposition2

or pre-position

[pree-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌpri pəˈzɪʃ ən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to position in advance or beforehand:
to preposition troops in anticipated trouble spots.
Origin of preposition2
1960-1965
1960-65; pre- + position
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-position

preposition

/ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
a word or group of words used before a noun or pronoun to relate it grammatically or semantically to some other constituent of a sentence prep
Derived Forms
prepositional, adjective
prepositionally, adverb
Usage note
The practice of ending a sentence with a preposition (Venice is a place I should like to go to) was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable and is the preferred form in many contexts
Word Origin
C14: from Latin praepositiō a putting before, from pōnere to place
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Word Origin and History for pre-position
v.

"to position beforehand," 1946, from pre- + position (v.). Related: Pre-positioned; pre-positioning.

preposition

n.

late 14c., from Latin praepositionem (nominative praepositio) "a putting before, a prefixing," noun of action from past participle stem of praeponere "put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ponere "put, set, place" (see position (n.)). In grammatical use, a loan-translation of Greek prothesis, literally "a setting before."

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pre-position in Culture

preposition definition


A part of speech that indicates the relationship, often spatial, of one word to another. For example, “She paused at the gate”; “This tomato is ripe for picking”; and “They talked the matter over head to head.” Some common prepositions are at, by, for, from, in, into, on, to, and with.

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