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 postpositīvus from Latin postpositus past participle of postpōnere 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.