- an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
- the state of being close together or side by side.
Origin of juxtaposition
1655–65; < French < Latin juxtā side by side + French position position
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Examples from the Web for juxtaposition
The juxtaposition planted a story of association on websites that touted both men for their talks.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
Regardless, The Blood Telegram offers a nuanced yet unflinching look at the juxtaposition of geopolitics and humanitarian crisis.Bloody Bloody Richard Nixon’s Role in a Forgotten Genocide
September 28, 2013
“I love the juxtaposition between sexy, corset-details and these incredibly beautiful fabrics,” she said.Jason Wu’s Softer Side
September 6, 2013
Her yen for juxtaposition of pretty and ugly, water and tar, public and private, can be seen in the smallest moments.This Week’s Hot Reads: August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013
Is it the juxtaposition of Geordie straightforwardness with lofty intellectualism?Meet ‘Inspector Lewis’: Kevin Whately on ‘Morse,’ John Thaw, and the End of the Series
June 14, 2013
It regulated the juxtaposition of sounds and the cadence of sentences.Cratylus
Science and religion are not to be brought into union by a simple process of juxtaposition.The Legacy of Greece
She has also these iron mines in juxtaposition with coal and all the fluxes.
Logical rules of perspective are negated by rules of juxtaposition.The Civilization of Illiteracy
He just leaves us with the juxtaposition of two incompatibles.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Word Origin and History for juxtaposition
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The state of being placed or situated side by side.
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