- 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
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Related Words for juxtapositionalneighboring, adjoining, beside, bordering, close, conterminous, meeting, near, nearby, next, touching, abutting, approximal, contactual, juxtaposed, juxtapositional
Examples from the Web for juxtapositional
Historical Examples of juxtapositional
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.
Word Origin and History for juxtapositional
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The state of being placed or situated side by side.
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