Origin of apposition
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
British Dictionary definitions for apposition
Word Origin and History for apposition
"application" (of one thing to another), mid-15c., originally in grammatical sense, from Latin appositionem (nominative appositio), noun of action from past participle stem of apponere "to put to" (see apposite). General sense is from 1540s.