[ juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn ]
See synonyms for: juxtapositionjuxtapositional on Thesaurus.com

  1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

  2. the state of being close together or side by side.

Origin of juxtaposition

First recorded in 1655–65; from French, from Latin juxtā “near, bordering, side by side” + French position position;cf. joust

Other words from juxtaposition

  • jux·ta·po·si·tion·al, adjective

Words Nearby juxtaposition

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