Origin of apposition
Related formsap·po·si·tion·al, adjectiveap·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverb
Can be confusedapposition opposition
Examples from the Web for apposition
These words in apposition may themselves be modified or limited by other words or phrases or clauses.
Sometimes a second explanatory word is placed in apposition to the first one.
By rotating the pistons these openings can be placed in apposition or not at will, thus forming valves.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
No matter how many nouns there may be, as long as it can be shown that they are in apposition, the verb is in the singular number.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
The writers of Gaelic seem to have carefully avoided bringing into apposition two vowels which belong to different syllables.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart