PRONUNCIATION: (post-puh-ZISH-uhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. The placing of something after another.
2. Something placed in this manner, especially a word or an element placed after another.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin post- (after) + position, from ponere (to put). Ultimately from the Indo-European root apo- (off or away), which is also the source of pose, apposite, after, off, awkward, post, puny, appose, depose, repose, interpose, apposite, apropos, eftsoons, postiche, and pungle. Earliest documented use: 1546.

PAST POSITION - where you were before you changed your mind

POSH POSITION - the lap of luxury

POSTPONITION - putting off until tomorrow what you can do today