Pronunciation: (prē-poz'i-tiv), [key] Gram.
(of a word) placed before another word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence. In red book, red is a prepositive adjective. John's in John's book is a prepositive genitive.
a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.
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