postpositive definition by Webster's New World
Gram. placed after or added to a word; suffixed
Origin: Late Latin postpositivus ; from Classical Latin postpositus: see postposition
a postpositive word
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- postpositively adverb
postpositive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Occurring or placed after a word.noun
A word or particle occurring or placed after another word.
Origin: Late Latin postpositīvus, from Latin postpositus, past participle of postpōnere, to put after; see postpone.
- post·posˈi·tive·ly adverb