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apposite

[ ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it ]
/ ˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt /
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adjective

suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer.

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Origin of apposite

1615–25; <Latin appositus added to, put near (past participle of appōnere), equivalent to ap-ap-1 + positus placed (posi- place + -tus past participle suffix)

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British Dictionary definitions for apposite

apposite
/ (ˈæpəzɪt) /

adjective

well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt

Derived forms of apposite

appositely, adverbappositeness, noun

Word Origin for apposite

C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place
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