Meaning of postposition

post•po•si•tion

Pronunciation: (pōst"pu-zish'un, pōst'pu-zish"un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of placing after.
  2. the state of being so placed.
    1. the use of words, particles, or affixes following the elements they modify or govern, as of the adjective general in attorney general, or of the particle e “to” in Japanese Tokyo e “to Tokyo.”
    2. a word, particle, or affix so used.
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