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n. - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached).

Usage examples (29)
  • Any future contributions to this theme should focus on the notion of postposition, please.
  • Ago is also sometimes called a postposition, because it's obligatory for it to follow the noun phrase.
  • I would assert that "for" is the most precise value for -ri, that is, a postposition specifically identifying someone or something that benefits from a specified action.
  • Night seems to invite a postposition or something similar: for more
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