HyperDic: preposition

English > 2 senses of the word preposition:
NOUNcommunicationprepositiona 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
communicationpreposition(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)
English > preposition: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA 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.
Broaderfunction word, closed-class wordA word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning
Spanishpreposición
Catalanpreposició
Adjectivesprepositionalof or relating to or formed with a preposition
English > preposition: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(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).
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderplace, positionAn item on a list or in a sequence
Verbspreposeplace before another constituent in the sentence

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