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appositive

[ uh-poz-i-tiv ]
/ əˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /
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noun
a word or phrase in apposition.
adjective
placed in apposition.
(of an adjective or adjectival phrase) directly following the noun it modifies.
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Origin of appositive

First recorded in 1685–95; apposit(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM appositive

ap·pos·i·tive·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for appositive

appositive
/ (əˈpɒzɪtɪv) /

adjective
grammar
  1. standing in apposition
  2. another word for nonrestrictive
of or relating to apposition
noun
an appositive word or phrase

Derived forms of appositive

appositively, adverb
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