- a placing after or a being placed after
Origin of postpositionpost- + (pre)positionGram.
- the placing of an element after another that is related to it
- an element so placed, as an affix that functions as a preposition but follows its object (Ex.: -ward in shoreward) or an adjective that follows the word it modifies (Ex.: royal in battle royal)
Origin of postpositionfrom Classical Latin postpositus, past participle of postponere: see postpone
- The placing of a word or suffixed element after the word to which it is grammatically related.
- A word or element placed postpositionally, as a preposition placed after its object. For example, in the phrase these facts notwithstanding, notwithstanding is a postposition.
- (grammar) Any of various words in languages such as Hindi, Japanese and Finno-Ugric languages (Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian) which serve the same purpose as a preposition but come after the noun.
- The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after.
- The postposition of the nominative case to the verb. "” Mede.