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Definition of Juxtaposition

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act of placing side by side (especially in order to compare)
Juxtaposition Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.
  
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juxtaposition
\jux`ta*po*si"tion\ (?), n. [l. juxta near + positio position: cf. f. juxtaposition. see just, v. i., and position.] a placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words. parts that are united by a a mere juxtaposition. juxtaposition is a very unsafe criterion of continuity.
juxtaposition
n
1. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors" [syn: apposition]


2. a side-by-side position

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Noun
1. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
(synonym) apposition, collocation
(hypernym) placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement
(hyponym) tessellation
(derivation) juxtapose
2. a side-by-side position
(hypernym) position, place
(derivation) juxtapose
Juxtaposition Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Juxtaposition is the act or placement of two things (usually abstract concepts) near each other.

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