Meaning of anteposition in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪpəˈzɪʃn/

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  • 1Grammar
    The action or fact of placing a word, etc., before or in front of another.

  • 2Medicine
    Anterior displacement of the uterus or other part of the body; an instance of this. Also: the usual position of the uterus in which the fundus is bent forward with respect to the cervix.


Early 18th century. From post-classical Latin anteposition-, antepositio action of placing before (1543 or earlier in a grammatical context; earlier in senses ‘previous condition’, ‘priority in setting’) from classical Latin anteposit-, past participial stem of antepōnere + -iō.