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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preposition  \Prep`o*si"tion\,  n.  [L.  praepositio  fr  praeponere 
  to  place  before  prae  before  +  ponere  to  put  place:  cf  F. 
  pr['e]position.  See  {Position},  and  cf  {Provost}.] 
  1.  (Gram.)  A  word  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  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. 
  2.  A  proposition;  an  exposition;  a  discourse.  [Obs.] 
  He  made  a  long  preposition  and  oration.  --Fabyan. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  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 

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