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[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz] /ˈdʒʌk stəˌpoʊz, ˌdʒʌk stəˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), juxtaposed, juxtaposing.
to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Origin of juxtapose
First recorded in 1850-55; back formation from juxtaposition Unabridged
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  • In other words, they are not superposed, as in the human species, but juxtaposed.

  • If things may be juxtaposed they can be compared; if not, the comparison is bound to be bad.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • It is known that juxtaposed colors generally enrich one another and this phenomenon is known as simultaneous contrast.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • When they were together the Jacobean and the Victorian ages were juxtaposed.

  • Thus it happened that in Eustacia's brain were juxtaposed the strangest assortment of ideas, from old time and from new.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for juxtaposed


(transitive) to place close together or side by side
Derived Forms
juxtaposition, noun
juxtapositional, adjective
Word Origin
C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for juxtaposed



1851, from French juxtaposer (1835), from Latin iuxta (see juxtaposition) + French poser (see pose (v.1)). Related: Juxtaposed; juxtaposing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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