preposition (plural prepositions)
- (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.
- (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
- French: préposition
- German: Präposition, Verhältniswort, Vorwort, Lagewort
- Italian: preposizione
- Portuguese: preposição
- Russian: предло́г
- Spanish: preposición
- IPA: /ˈpɹiːpəˌzɪʃən/
preposition (prepositions, present participle prepositioning; past and past participle prepositioned)
- To place in a location before some other event occurs.
- It is important to preposition the material before turning on the machine.
- French: prépositionner
- Portuguese: pré-posicionar