Definition of Postposition

1. Noun. (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached).

Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Derivative terms: Postpose



Definition of Postposition

1. n. The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after.

Definition of Postposition

1. Noun. (grammar) Any of various words in languages such as Hindi, Japanese and Finno-Ugric languages (Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian) which serve the same purpose as a preposition but come ''after'' the noun. ¹

2. Noun. The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postposition

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Postposition

postponed
postponement
postponements
postponence
postponer
postponers
postpones
postponing
postpose
postposed
postposes
postposing
postposit
postposited
postpositing
postposition (current term)
postpositional
postpositionally
postpositions
postpositive
postpositively
postpositives
postposits
postpractice
postprandial
postprecipitation
postprecipitations
postpregnancy
postpremiere
postprenylation

Literary usage of Postposition

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1. The student's Maráthí grammar by Ganpatráo R. Navalkar (1880)
"A postposition is a word which shows the relation of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence ; ?ff he took his seat. Note. ..."

2. A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1898)
"THE postposition PROPER. f 87. Japanese postpositions correspond for the most part to English prepositions, serving like them to indicate those relations of ..."

3. A Text-book of Colloquial Japanese by Rudolf Lange, Christopher Noss (1903)
"THE postposition* CHAPTER LXXVIII Words in Japanese which correspond to ... Wa often occurs where we should expect a postposition : kono ni san nicht wa in ..."

4. The Syntactical Causes of Case Reduction in Old French by Gustav George Laubscher (1921)
"CHAPTER VIII postposition lu. Ih. unconscious expectation that the subject shall .ii.li lie ... postposition."

5. The Place of the Adjective Attribute in English Prose: From the Oldest Times by Birger Palm (1911)
"postposition is frequent in other Teutonic languages as well: Scand. ... Instances of postposition in OE: Lytel ic waes be- ..."

6. A Grammar of the Asante and Fante Language Called Tshi Chwee, Twi Based on by Johann Gottlieb Christaller (1875)
"... called a preposition 6r postposition, and may show, not only the relation of an action or state to a thing, but also (by omission of a verbal notion) ..."

7. Tibetan Grammar by Heinrich August Jäschke (1883)
"The postposition. 43. There are two kinds of postpositions: 1. Simple postpositions. These are the same that we know already as forming the ..."

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