[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz]

verb (used with object), jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing.

to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Nearby words

  1. juvie,
  2. juxtaepiphysial,
  3. juxtaglomerular,
  4. juxtaglomerular cell,
  5. juxtaglomerular granule,
  6. juxtaposition,
  7. juárez,
  8. juárez, benito,
  9. jv,
  10. jwlr.

Origin of juxtapose

First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from juxtaposition

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British Dictionary definitions for juxtapose



(tr) to place close together or side by side
Derived Formsjuxtaposition, nounjuxtapositional, adjective

Word Origin for juxtapose

C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position

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Word Origin and History for juxtapose



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

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