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Pronunciation:  `jukstupu'zishun

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

JUXTAPOSITION is a 13 letter word that starts with J.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jux`ta*po*si"tion\, n. [L. juxta near + positio
position: cf. F. juxtaposition. See {Just}, v. i., and
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.

      Juxtaposition is a very unsafe criterion of continuity.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abutment, abuttal, accession, addition, adjacency, adjoiningness, adjunct, adjunction, affixation, agglutination, annexation, apposition, appulse, assemblage, assembly, attachment, augmentation, call-up, canvass, census, collection, colligation, collocation, combination, comparison, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congregation, conjugation, conjunction, connection, conterminousness, contiguity, convergence, corralling, coterminousness, data-gathering, gathering, increase, ingathering, inventory, joining, junction, mobilization, muster, perigee, perihelion, prefixation, reinforcement, rodeo, roundup, suffixation, superaddition, superfetation, superjunction, superposition, supplementation, survey, syzygy, union, uniting