preposition
Pronunciation
  • enPR: prĕp-ə-zĭsh'ən, IPA: /ˌpɹɛpəˈzɪʃən/
Noun

preposition (plural prepositions)

  1. (grammar, strict sense) Any of a class of non-inflecting words typically employed to connect a following 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.
  2. (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
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  • IPA: /ˈpɹiːpəˌzɪʃən/
Verb

preposition (prepositions, present participle prepositioning; past and past participle prepositioned)

  1. To place in a location before some other event occurs.
    It is important to preposition the material before turning on the machine.
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