apposition apposition

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
  2. (n) (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
  3. (n) the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • He models and commands the method, carries out the procedure, puts the parts into perfect apposition, but God knits the scar.

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Quotes

  • "They were young," Lively tells us, "they were modern young, they saw themselves as in apposition to the assumptions and attitudes of conventional society."
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Penelope Lively Source: Washington Post

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