juxtaposition


jux·ta·po·si·tion

noun \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of JUXTAPOSITION

:  the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also :  the state of being so placed
jux·ta·po·si·tion·al \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of JUXTAPOSITION

Latin juxta near + English position — more at joust
First Known Use: 1654

jux·ta·po·si·tion

noun \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JUXTAPOSITION

: the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also : the state of being so placed
jux·ta·pose \ˈjək-stə-ˌpōz\ transitive verb, jux·ta·posed jux·ta·pos·ing

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