Definitions

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

  • adjective Occurring or placed before another word.
  • noun A word or particle occurring or placed before another word.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Put before; prefixed: as, a prepositive particle.
  • noun A word or particle put before another word.

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

  • adjective (Gram.) Put before; prefixed.

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

  • adjective Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.
  • noun A prepositive word.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin praepositīvus, from Latin praepositus, past participle of praepōnere, to put in front; see preposition.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin praepositivus, past participle of praepono ("to place before, to place ahead of")

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