postposition definition

  • noun:
    • The inserting of a word or suffixed factor following the term that its grammatically related.
    • A word or element placed postpositionally, as a preposition put following its object. Like, into the phrase these facts notwithstanding, notwithstanding is a postposition.
    • any one of different terms in languages such as for instance Hindi, Japanese and Finno-Ugric languages (Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian) which offer similar function as a preposition but come after the noun.
    • The act of placing after, or perhaps the state of being put after.
    • The work of putting after, and/or condition of being placed after.
    • A word or particle placed after, or at the end of, another word; -- distinguished from preposition.
    • The act of postposing or placing after; the state to be placed at the rear of.
    • In sentence structure, a word or particle put after or after a word: opposed to preposition.
    • (linguistics) the placing of 1 linguistic factor after another (as putting a modifier following the term it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix following the base to which it's affixed)

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