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- 1. preposition, function word, closed-class word
- usage: a 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
- 2. preposition, place, position
- usage: (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)
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See also: preposition (Dictionary)