Prepositive
Prepositive Pre*pos"i*tive, a. [L. praepositivus: cf. F. pr['e]positif.] (Gram.) Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle. -- n. A prepositive word. --Tooke. [1913 Webster]

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  • prepositive — [prē päz′ə tiv] adj. [LL praepositivus < L praeponere: see PREPOSITION] Gram. put before; prefixed n. a prepositive word prepositively adv …   English World dictionary

  • prepositive — index before mentioned Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prepositive — prepositively, adv. /pree poz i tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (of a word) placed before another word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence. In red book, red is a prepositive adjective. John s in John s book is a prepositive… …   Universalium

  • prepositive — 1. adjective Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle. See Also: preposition 2. noun A prepositive word …   Wiktionary

  • prepositive — /priˈpɒzətɪv/ (say pree pozuhtiv) adjective 1. put before; prefixed. –noun 2. Grammar a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence. Red in red book is a prepositive adjective. John s in John s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prepositive — adjective Etymology: Late Latin praepositivus, from Latin praepositus, past participle of praeponere Date: 1583 put before ; prefixed • prepositively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prepositive — [pri: pɒzɪtɪv] adjective Grammar (of a word, particle, etc.) placed in front of the word that it governs or modifies. Origin C16: from late L. praepositivus (see pre , positive) …   English new terms dictionary

  • prepositive — pre•pos•i•tive [[t]priˈpɒz ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. gram. (of a word, particle, or affix) placed before a word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence pre•pos′i•tive•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • prepositive — adj. Gram. (of a word, particle, etc.) that should be placed before or prefixed. Etymology: LL praepositivus (as PREPOSITION) …   Useful english dictionary

  • prépositif, prépositive (bas latin praepositivus) ou prépositionnel, prépositionnelle — ● prépositif, prépositive (bas latin praepositivus) ou prépositionnel, prépositionnelle adjectif Relatif à la préposition. ● prépositif, prépositive (bas latin praepositivus) ou prépositionnel, prépositionnelle (expressions) adjectif Locution… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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