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Definition of APPOSITION
a: a grammatical construction in which two usually adjacent nouns having the same referent stand in the same syntactical relation to the rest of a sentence (as the poet and Burns in “a biography of the poet Burns”)
b: the relation of one of such a pair of nouns or noun equivalents to the other
a: an act or instance of apposing; specifically: the deposition of successive layers upon those already present (as in cell walls)