Definition of appositive in English:


Line breaks: ap¦posi|tive
Pronunciation: /əˈpɒzɪtɪv

adjective& noun

Another term for appositional (see apposition).
More example sentences
  • Six lines later, in another divergence from the appositive constructions, ‘seizes upon’ can be associated with ‘because it is an action justifiable by legal precedent.’
  • After all, who cares about the appositive colon or out of control apostrophes or the 17 uses of the comma or rambling apostrophes?
  • I scribble in it constantly, especially during English, my least favorite subject ever (I mean, really, how can anyone be interested in weird things like appositives)?


late 17th century: from late Latin appositivus 'subsidiary'.

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