- The definition of appositive refers to two nouns or noun phrases that are together in a sentence and each one gives more information about the other.
In the sentence “I am waiting for my friend Beth” the phrase “my friend” is an appositive phrase to “Beth” and “Beth” is an appositive noun to “my friend”.
appositive definition by Webster's New World
of or in apposition
a word, phrase, or clause in apposition
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- appositively adverb
appositive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or being in apposition.noun Grammar
A word or phrase that is in apposition.
- ap·posˈi·tive·ly adverb