Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or used as a preposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the nature or function of a preposition: as, the prepositional use of a word.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a preposition; of the nature of a preposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a preposition.
  • adjective grammar Of the prepositional case.
  • noun grammar The prepositional case.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or formed with a preposition

Etymologies

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From Latin a setting before, a preposition (grammar), a calque of Ancient Greek πρόθεσις (prothesis, "a setting before, preposition (grammar)") +‎ -al

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