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apposition

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noun ap·po·si·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Simple Definition of apposition

  • grammar : an arrangement of words in which a noun or noun phrase is followed by another noun or noun phrase that refers to the same thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of apposition

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 a :  an act or instance of apposing; specifically :  the deposition of successive layers upon those already present (as in cell walls) b :  the state of being apposed

appositionalplay \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

APPOSITION Defined for Kids

apposition

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noun ap·po·si·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of apposition for Students

  1. :  a grammatical construction in which a noun is followed by another that explains it <In “my friend the doctor,” the word “doctor” is in apposition with “friend.”>




Medical Dictionary

apposition

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noun ap·po·si·tion \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of apposition

  1. 1:  the placing of things in juxtaposition or proximity; specifically :  deposition of successive layers upon those already present (as in cell walls)—compare accretion, intussusception 2

  2. 2:  the state of being in juxtaposition or proximity (as in the drawing together of cut edges of tissue in healing)

appose \a-ˈpōz\play transitive verb apposed; apposing
appositional \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective



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