Postposition Post`po*si"tion, n. [Cf. F. postposition. See {Postpone}.] 1. The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after. ``The postposition of the nominative case to the verb.'' --Mede. [1913 Webster]

2. A word or particle placed after, or at the end of, another word; -- distinguished from preposition. [1913 Webster]

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