postpositive

[pohst-poz-i-tiv]Grammar
adjective
  1. (of a word, particle, or affix) placed after a word to modify it or to show its relation to other elements of a sentence.
noun
  1. a postpositive word, particle, or affix; postposition.

Origin of postpositive

1780–90; < Latin postpositus (past participle of postpōnere; see postpone, position) + -ive
Related formspost·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for postpositive

postpositive

adjective
  1. (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
noun
  1. a postpositive modifier
Derived Formspostpositively, adverb
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