[ juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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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 juxtapositionjux·ta·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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How to use juxtaposition in a sentence
Juxtapositional, combinatory, and inflectional strata in the formation of the Aryan language, 138.
Juxtapositional, combinatory, and inflectional strata in the formation of the Aryan language, iv.
Medical definitions for juxtaposition
[ jŭk′stə-pə-zĭsh′ən ]
The state of being placed or situated side by side.
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