- the use of words, particles, or affixes following the elements they modify or govern, as of the adjective general in attorney general, or of the particle e “to” in Japanese Tokyo e “to Tokyo.”
- a word, particle, or affix so used.
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OTHER WORDS FROM postpositionpost·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for postposition
If ra were a postposition, it would follow the suffix bi (on which see Hymn to Sin, line 27).
The accusative case in nouns is marked by a postposition, ku, as in Hindustani.
Note that ra may be taken as a postposition of the genitive as well as phonetic complement (see on line 3).
When the noun to which they are suffixed has a double form, the postposition is added to the short form.The Mafulu|Robert W. Williamson
The postposition pampa, ixtli, the face, and the first possessive pronoun no.The Gegence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua|Daniel G. Brinton