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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prep·o·si·tion /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/
 前置辭

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prep·o·si·tion n.
 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) 2.0

 preposition
      n 1: 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
      2: (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)