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prepositive

[ pree-poz-i-tiv ]

adjective

  1. (of a word) placed before another word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence. In red book, red is a prepositive adjective. John's in John's book is a prepositive genitive.


noun

  1. a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.

prepositive

/ priːˈpɒzɪtɪv /

adjective

  1. (of a word or speech element) placed before the word governed or modified


noun

  1. a prepositive element

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Derived Forms

  • preˈpositively, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pre·posi·tive·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prepositive1

First recorded in 1575–85, prepositive is from the Late Latin word praepositīvus prefixed. See preposition 1, -ive

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Example Sentences

Of these component parts, the former may be conveniently named the Prepositive, the latter the Subjunctive term.

Words beginning with a Lingual when the Prepositive term ends in n; 3.

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prepositional verbprepositor