Gram. put before; prefixed
Origin of prepositiveLate Latin praepositivus ; from Classical Latin praeponere: see preposition
a prepositive word
Occurring or placed before another word.
A word or particle occurring or placed before another word.
Origin of prepositiveLate Latin praepositīvus, from Latin praepositus, past participle of praepōnere, to put in front; see preposition1.
- Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.
- A prepositive word.
From Latin praepositivus, past participle of praepono (“to place before, to place ahead of")