Prepositive meaning

prĭ-pŏz'ĭ-tĭv
Occurring or placed before another word.
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A word or particle occurring or placed before another word.
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Put before; prefixed.
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A prepositive word.
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Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.
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A prepositive word.
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Origin of prepositive

  • Late Latin praepositīvus from Latin praepositus past participle of praepōnere to put in front preposition1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin praepositivus, past participle of praepono (“to place before, to place ahead of")
    From Wiktionary