Definitions for juxtapositionˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən
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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.]
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