prepositive

prepositive

[pree-poz-i-tiv] Grammar.
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:
1575–85; < Late Latin praepositīvus prefixed. See preposition, -ive

prepositively, adverb
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prepositive (priːˈpɒzɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  (of a word or speech element) placed before the word governed or modified
 
n
2.  a prepositive element
 
pre'positively
 
adv

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