juxtapose


jux·ta·pose

verb \ˈjək-stə-ˌpōz\

: to place (different things) together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different

jux·ta·posedjux·ta·pos·ing

Full Definition of JUXTAPOSE

transitive verb
:  to place side by side <juxtapose unexpected combinations of colors, shapes and ideas — J. F. T. Bugental>

Examples of JUXTAPOSE

  1. a display that juxtaposes modern art with classical art

Origin of JUXTAPOSE

probably back-formation from juxtaposition
First Known Use: 1851

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