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From Latin praepositio, from praeponere (to place before); prae (before) + ponere (to put, place); compare French préposition. (See position, and compare provost.) So called because it is usually placed before the word with which it is phrased, as in a bridge of iron, he comes from town, it is good for food, he escaped by running.

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Preposition

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Prepositions

Preposition (plural Prepositions)
  1. (grammar): A closed class of non-inflecting words typically employed to connect a noun or a pronoun, in an adjectival or adverbial sense, with some other word: a particle used with a noun or pronoun (in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other word.
  2. (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
    • He made a long preposition and oration — Fabyan
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From pre- + position

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  • IPA: /ˈpriːpəˌzɪʃən/

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to Preposition

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Prepositions

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Prepositioned

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Prepositioned

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Prepositioning

to Preposition (third-person singular simple present Prepositions, present participle Prepositioning, simple past and past participle Prepositioned)
  1. To place in a location before some other event occurs.
    It is important to preposition the material before turning on the machine.

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preposition

  1. Genitive singular form of prepositio.

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Preposition

  1. (grammar) A word that is used in conjunction with a noun or pronoun in order to form a phrase.ast:preposition

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