What does juxtaposition mean?

Definitions for juxtapositionˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juxtaposition, apposition, collocation(noun)

    the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

    "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"

  2. juxtaposition(noun)

    a side-by-side position


  1. juxtaposition(Noun)

    The nearness of objects with no delimiter.

  2. juxtaposition(Noun)

    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.

  3. juxtaposition(Verb)

    To place in juxtaposition.

  4. Origin: From juxtaposition, from iuxta from Latin iungo + French position from Latin pono.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juxtaposition(verb)

    a placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words

  2. Origin: [L. juxta near + positio position: cf. F. juxtaposition. See Just, v. i., and Position.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Juxtaposition

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of juxtaposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of juxtaposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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