Definitions for juxtapositionˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən
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jux•ta•po•si•tionˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən(n.)
an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
the state of being close together.
Origin of juxtaposition:
1655–65; < F < L juxtā side by side + F positionposition
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
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