from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A phrase that consists of a preposition and its object and has adjectival or adverbial value, such as in the house in the people in the house or by him in The book was written by him.
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- noun grammar a phrase that has both a
prepositionand its objector complement; may be used as an adjunctor a modifier.
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- noun a phrase beginning with a preposition
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