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preposition

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌprep.əˈzɪʃ.ən/
B1 in grammar, a word that is used before a noun, a noun phrase , or a pronoun, connecting it to another word: In the sentences "We jumped in the lake", and "She drove slowly down the track", "in" and "down" are prepositions.
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  • In the sentence 'The dog jumped over the wall', the word 'over' is a preposition.
  • Some prepositions consist of more than one word, such as 'out of'.
prepositional
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-əl/
a prepositional phrase
Translations of “preposition”
in Arabic 13. حَرْف جَرّ (نَحو)…
in Korean 전치사…
in Malaysian kata depan…
in French préposition…
in Turkish edat…
in Italian preposizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 介系詞,前置詞…
in Russian предлог (в грамматике)…
in Polish przyimek…
in Vietnamese giới từ…
in Spanish preposición…
in Portuguese preposição…
in Thai คำบุพบท…
in German die Präposition…
in Catalan preposició…
in Japanese (文法)前置詞(on や at など)…
in Indonesian kata depan, preposisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 介词,前置词…
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