(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
in John's book
is a prepositive genitive.
a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.
Origin: 1575–85; Related forms
< Late Latin praepositīvus
prefixed. See preposition