Definitions for appositeˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•po•siteˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt(adj.)

  1. suitable; apt; pertinent:

    an apposite answer.

Origin of apposite:

1615–25; < L appositus situated near, suitable, orig. ptp. of appōnere. See appose


Princeton's WordNet

  1. apposite, apt, pertinent(adj)

    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

    "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"


  1. apposite(Noun)

    Something that is apposite

  2. apposite(Adjective)

    Appropriate, relevant, well-suited; fit.

  3. apposite(Adjective)

    Positioned at rest in respect to another, be it side-to-side, front-to-front, back-to-back, or even three-dimensionally: in apposition.

  4. apposite(Adjective)

    Related, homologous.

  5. Origin: From appositus, past participle of adponere, from ad- + ponere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apposite(adj)

    very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; -- followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case


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