Definition of postpositive in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpōstˈpäzədiv/ /ˌpoʊstˈpɑzədɪv/

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  • (of a word) placed after or as a suffix on the word that it relates to.

    ‘a postpositive adjective’
    • ‘Until the middle of the twentieth century the scholarly consensus was that Mark could not have ended with a postpositive particle or with such a shocking ending as ‘for they were afraid.’’
    • ‘Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive.’


  • A postpositive word.