juxtaposition

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noun jux·ta·po·si·tion \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of juxtaposition

  1. :  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

juxtapositional

play \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of juxtaposition

Latin juxta near + English position — more at joust


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juxtaposition

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noun jux·ta·po·si·tion \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of juxtaposition

  1. :  the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also :  the state of being so placed

juxtapose

\ˈjək-stə-ˌpōz\play transitive verb

juxtaposed

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juxtaposing



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