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postpositive

[pohst-poz-i-tiv] /poʊstˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/
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
2.
a postpositive word, particle, or affix; postposition.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Latin postpositus (past participle of postpōnere; see postpone, position) + -ive
Related forms
postpositively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for postpositive

postpositive

/pəʊstˈpɒzɪtɪv/
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
2.
a postpositive modifier
Derived Forms
postpositively, adverb
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