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juxtaposition

[ juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun
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.

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Origin of juxtaposition

1655–65; <French <Latin juxtā side by side + French positionposition

OTHER WORDS FROM juxtaposition

jux·ta·po·si·tion·al, adjective

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