juxtaposition, apposition, collocation(noun)
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
"it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
a side-by-side position
The nearness of objects with no delimiter.
The extra emphasis given to a comparison when the contrasted objects are close together.
There was a poignant juxtaposition between the boys laughing in the street and the girl crying on the balcony above.
To place in juxtaposition.
Origin: From juxtaposition, from iuxta from Latin iungo + French position from Latin pono.
a placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words
Origin: [L. juxta near + positio position: cf. F. juxtaposition. See Just, v. i., and Position.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
juks-ta-pō-zish′un, n. a placing or being placed near: contiguity.—v.t. Juxtapose′, to place side by side. [L. juxta, near, and position.]
The numerical value of juxtaposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of juxtaposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The anatomical juxtaposition of 2 orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction.
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.
While we cannot explain the reason for her behavior, the juxtaposition of a previously-wild orca against the stark backdrop of the park’s performance area is unsettling, to say the least.
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.
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