juxtaposed

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adjective jux·ta·posed \ ˈjək-stə-ˌpōzd \

Definition of juxtaposed

:placed side by side :being in juxtaposition

Examples of juxtaposed in a Sentence

  1. the juxtaposed photographs of the country's richest and poorest areas are a telling commentary on inequality

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Origin and Etymology of juxtaposed

Synonym Discussion of juxtaposed

adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between.
    • a house with an adjacent garage
adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line.
    • had adjoining rooms at the hotel
contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side.
    • offices in all 48 contiguous states
juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast.
    • a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church


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