[ pohst-poz-i-tiv ]
/ poʊstˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /
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(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.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of postpositive
OTHER WORDS FROM postpositivepost·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby postpositive
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British Dictionary definitions for postpositive
/ (pəʊstˈpɒzɪtɪv) /
(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
Derived forms of postpositivepostpositively, adverb
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