preposition

[n] - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached) 2. [n] - a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or ad...
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Preposition

a word which governs and typically precedes a noun or a pronoun
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Preposition

(Preposition (prepositional)) A small word or phrase that begins a longer adverbial phrase (called the object of the preposition) that acts to tell about place, time or manner and relate this aspect to some other word in the sentence, e.g. in, on, by, ahead of, near.…
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preposition

grammatical function word that marks the relationship between two words (e.g. in, from or to)
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Preposition

A preposition is a word like at, over, by and with. It is usually followed by a noun phrase. In the examples, the preposition and the following noun phrase are underlined: We got home at midnight.  Did you come here by car?  Are you coming with me? They jumped over a fence.  What's the name of this street?  I fell asleep during the fil...
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Preposition

Prep`o·si'tion noun [ Latin praepositio , from praeponere to place before; prae before + ponere to put, place: confer French préposition . See Position , and confer Provost .] 1. (Gram.) A word employed to connect a noun or a pronoun,...
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preposition

noun a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
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Preposition

• (n.) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse. • (n.) A word 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 usually placed before the word ...
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preposition

preposition Related word families intertwined with 'to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach' word units: fix-; prosth-; stato-; the-, thes-.
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preposition

preposition, in English, the part of speech embracing a small number of words used before nouns and pronouns to connect them to the preceding material, e.g., of, in, and about. Prepositions are a class that is typical of the structure of Indo-European languages, but similar classes are found in some...
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preposition

In grammar, a part of speech coming before a noun or a pronoun to show a location (in, on), time (during), or some other relationship (for example, figurative relationships in phrases like `by heart` or `on time`). In the sentence ...
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preposition

A word that links a noun with the rest of the sentence
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preposition

A grammatical word which occurs in conjunction with a noun or phrase and which expresses the relation it has to other elements in a sentence. In an analytic language like English prepositions play a central role in the grammar.
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preposition

The category of grammar called preposition (P) consists of words like to, by and with. In UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR theory the Preposition is the HEAD of a LEXICAL PHRASE, the Preposition Phrase. When coming before a NOUN, the category is called ‘preposition’ as in in Basin Street, when after a Noun a ‘postposition’ Nippon ni (Japan in)
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