Definition of Postpositive. Meaning of Postpositive. Synonyms of Postpositive

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Definition of Postpositive

Postpositive
Postpositive Post*pos"i*tive, a. [See Postpone.] Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter. -- Post*pos"i*tive*ly, adv.

Meaning of Postpositive from wikipedia

- A postpositive adjective or postnominal adjective is an adjective that is placed after the noun or pronoun that it modifies, as in noun phrases such as...
- Postpositive may mean: in philosophy, related to postpositivism, a development of positivism in grammar, following a related word or phrase, as with a...
- That idea is interesting. (predicative) Tell me something interesting. (postpositive) The good, the bad, and the ugly. (substantive) Adjective comes from...
- restrictive in its use of postpositive position for adjectival units (words or phrases), making English use of postpositive adjectives—although not rare—much...
- English. The phrase attorney general is composed of a noun followed by the postpositive adjective general and as other French compounds its plural form also...
- martial (plural courts-martial or courts martial, as "martial" is a postpositive adjective) is a military court or a trial conducted in such a court....
- clause, "there is ..." In the second sentence, "internationally" is a postpositive adverb that modifies the clause, "There is ..." By contrast, the third...
- "attorney general" is an example of a noun (attorney) followed by a postpositive adjective (general). "General" is a description of the type of attorney...
- commentators[which?] have disagreed with this usage, saying that "general" is a postpositive adjective (which modifies the noun "solicitor"), and is not a title itself...
- similar to those in most other Indo-European languages. They are generally postpositive, and they agree in both gender and number with the noun they modify....