- (grammar): A closed class of non-inflecting words typically employed to connect a 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; " so called because it is usually placed before the word with which it is phrased; as, a bridge of iron; he comes from town; it is good for food; he escaped by running. Prepositions are a heterogeneous class of words, with fuzzy boundaries that tend to overlap with other categories (like verbs, nouns, and adjectives).
- (obsolete) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
- He made a long and oration " Fabyan
- Dutch: voorzetsel
- French: préposition
- German: Prí¤position
- Spanish: preposición
- To place in a location before some other event occurs.
- It is important to the material before turning on the machine.
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