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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praepositio, from praeponere (to place before); prae (before) + ponere (to put, place); compare French préposition. (See position, and compare provost.)
- (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; — so called because it is usually placed before the word with which it is phrased; as, a bridge of iron; he comes from town; it is good for food; he escaped by running. Prepositions are a heterogeneous class of words in some languages, with fuzzy boundaries that tend to overlap with other categories (like adverbs, adjectives, and conjunctions).
- (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
- He made a long preposition and oration — Fabyan
- (grammar) postposition
- preposition of time
- preposition of place
- prepositional phrase
- prepositioned direct object
- IPA: /ˈpriːpəˌzɪʃən/
Third person singular
- To place in a location before some other event occurs.
- It is important to preposition the material before turning on the machine.
- Genitive singular form of prepositio.
- (grammar) A word that is used in conjunction with a noun or pronoun in order to form a phrase.
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