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  Definition of apposition
  1. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
  2. (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
  3. a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer'' is an example of apposition"
Similar Words: juxtaposition, collocation

 

Hyponyms: tessellation

 

Derivational Morphology: collocate, lump, chunk, appose, juxtapose

 

 
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