Gram. placed after or added to a word; suffixed
Origin of postpositiveLate Latin postpositivus ; from Classical Latin postpositus: see postposition
a postpositive word
Occurring or placed after a word.
A word or particle occurring or placed after another word.
Origin of postpositiveLate Latin postposit&imacron;vus, from Latin postpositus, past participle of postp&omacron;nere, to put after; see postpone.
- (grammar, of an adjective or other modifier) Placed after the word modified, either immediately after, as in two men abreast, or as part of a complement, as in those two men are bad.
- A postpositive modifier.