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prepositive

[pree-poz-i-tiv] /priˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/
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
2.
a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin praepositīvus prefixed. See preposition, -ive
Related forms
prepositively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-positive

prepositive

/priːˈpɒzɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a word or speech element) placed before the word governed or modified
noun
2.
a prepositive element
Derived Forms
prepositively, adverb
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