[ juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən /


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.

Origin of juxtaposition

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

OTHER WORDS FROM juxtaposition

jux·ta·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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[ jŭk′stə-pə-zĭshən ]


The state of being placed or situated side by side.
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