- 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