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




Famous Quotes Containing Juxtaposition:


I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign... Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else.

-- Ted Dexter (Italian Athlete)

I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words-not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like.

-- Don DeLillo (American Novelist)

The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.

-- Susan Sontag (American Author)

To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film.

-- Edward Zwick (American Director)

I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.

-- Alfred North Whitehead (English Mathematician)

Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition.

-- Learned Hand (American Judge)

I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s.

-- Wim Wenders (German Director)

Well, I know, after all, it is only juxtaposition, Juxtaposition, in short; and what is juxtaposition?

-- Arthur Hugh Clough (English Poet)

The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms.

-- Dick Morris (American Author)


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