Definitions for: Juxtaposition


[n] the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
[n] a side-by-side position



Webster (1913) Definition: Jux`ta*po*si"tion, n. [L. juxta near + positio
position: cf. F. juxtaposition. See Just, v. i., and
Position.]
A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side
by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.

Parts that are united by a a mere juxtaposition.
--Glanvill.

Juxtaposition is a very unsafe criterion of continuity.
--Hare.

Synonyms: apposition, collocation

See Also: emplacement, locating, location, place, placement, position, position, positioning, tessellation

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