Definition of juxtaposition
: the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect <an unusual juxtaposition of colors>; also : the state of being so placed <contrasting shapes placed in juxtaposition to each other>
juxtapositionalplay \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of juxtaposition
Latin juxta near + English position — more at joust
First Known Use: 1654
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