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English - Etymology 1

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_. ALTERNATIVE FORMS * præposition (archaic) PRONUNCIATION * enPR: prĕp-ə-zĭsh'ən, IPA(key): /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/ NOUN PREPOSITION (_plural_ PREPOSITIONS) * (grammar) Any of 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. * And in (121) below, we see that when a wh-NP is used as the Object of a PREPOSITION, the whole Prepositional Phrase can undergo WH MOVEMENT: (121) (a)      [_To whom_] can I send this letter —? (121) (b)      [_About what_] are they quarrelling —? (121) (c)      [_In which book_] did you read about it —? * (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse. * (Can we date this quote?), Robert Fabyan He made a long PREPOSITION and oration. HYPERNYMS * adposition COORDINATE TERMS * circumposition * postposition DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * preverb

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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  • enPR: prĕp-ə-zĭsh'ən, IPA(key): /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/

Noun

preposition (plural prepositions)

  1. (grammar) Any of 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.
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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From pre- + position ALTERNATIVE FORMS * pre-position PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /ˈpriːpəˌzɪʃən/ VERB PREPOSITION (_third-person singular simple present_ PREPOSITIONS, _present participle_ PREPOSITIONING, _simple past and past participle_ PREPOSITIONED) * To place in a location before some other event occurs. _It is important to PREPOSITION the material before turning on the machine._

From pre- + position

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  • pre-position

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpriːpəˌzɪʃən/

Verb

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.

Dont le dans la catégorieFINNISH - NOUN
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Finnish - Noun

PREPOSITION * Genitive singular form of prepositio.

preposition

  1. Genitive singular form of prepositio.

Dont le dans la catégorieINTERLINGUA - NOUN
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Interlingua - Noun

PREPOSITION (_plural_ PREPOSITIONES) * (grammar) A word that is used in conjunction with a noun or pronoun in order to form a phrase.

preposition (plural prepositiones)

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

Dont le dans la catégorieSWEDISH - NOUN
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Swedish - Noun

PREPOSITION c * a preposition (part of speech) DECLENSION RELATED TERMS * prepositionell * prepositionsadverbial * prepositionsattribut * prepositionsuttryck

preposition c

  1. a preposition (part of speech)

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  • prepositionell
  • prepositionsadverbial
  • prepositionsattribut
  • prepositionsuttryck

Dont le dans la catégorieSWEDISH - REFERENCES
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Swedish - References

* preposition in _Svenska Akademiens Ordlista_ över svenska språket (13th ed., online)


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