from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a forward displacement in the horizontal plane, especially a misplacement of the uterus.
  • noun In grammar, the placing of a word before another word which, by ordinary rules, it ought to follow.
  • noun In botany, the non-alternation of the members of contiguous circles in a flower, the corresponding parts being opposite to each other: otherwise called superposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gram.) The placing of a before another, which, by ordinary rules, ought to follow it.

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  • noun rare The placing of something in front of something else, especially of words in a sentence.


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From Latin anteponere.


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