1. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) 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
Related terms: function_word
2. [ noun ] (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)
Related terms: place linguistics
Similar spelling:   prepositional