juxtaposition

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

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.

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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juxtaposition
[ jŭk′stə-pə-zĭshən ]

n.

The state of being placed or situated side by side.
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