Definition of Postpositive

1. Adjective. (of a modifier) placed after another word.

Partainyms: Postposition



Definition of Postpositive

1. a. Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter.

Definition of Postpositive

1. Adjective. (grammar 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 two men are bad''. ¹

2. Noun. A postpositive modifier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postpositive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Postpositive

postponer
postponers
postpones
postponing
postpose
postposed
postposes
postposing
postposit
postposited
postpositing
postposition
postpositional
postpositionally
postpositions
postpositive (current term)
postpositively
postpositives
postposits
postpractice
postprandial
postprecipitation
postprecipitations
postpregnancy
postpremiere
postprenylation
postpresidency
postpresidential
postprimary
postprison

Literary usage of Postpositive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and by Charles Augustus Briggs (1920)
"5, 10; it postpositive in iv. 8. In Biblical Aramaic numbers over 10 are always postpositive : between I and 10 the postpositive order is much more frequent ..."

2. A Series of First Lessons in Greek: Adapted to the 2nd Ed. of Goodwin's by John Williams White (1880)
"... 3 A postpositive conjunction, ie a conjunction which is always pu after one or more words of the sentence. See also again note 5, Les' son IV. ..."

3. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John by Robert Henry Charles (1920)
"postpositive in iv. 8. In Biblical Aramaic numbers over ю are always postpositive : between I and ю the postpositive order is much more frequent than the ..."

4. A Series of First Lessons in Greek: Adapted to the 2nd Ed. of Goodwin's by John Williams White (1880)
"... 3 A postpositive conjunction, ie a conjunction which is always put after one or more words of the sentence. See also again note 5, Lesson IV. ..."

5. A Latin Grammar by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1867)
"NAM is always put at the beginning of a sentence; EXIM is always postpositive: NAMQUE and ETENIM are commonly put in the first place: For what can you do ? ..."

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