juxtaposition juxtaposition  /ˌdʒək stə pə ˈzɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
  2. (n) a side-by-side position



  1. My guests appreciated the juxtaposition of the small tables near the couch.
  2. The juxtaposition of the high rises and the slums is deliberate; slum dwellers serve the lotus eaters in the high rises.


  1. Rising Interest Rates Pose First Big Challenge to Emerging Single-Family Rental REITs

    The juxtaposition served up in the single-family rental market last week couldn't highlight this fledgling business any better. With the low cost of borrowing and a housing market in the doldrums, yield-starved institutional investors have poured cash into acquiring buckets of REO single-family assets - more than 65,000 such properties in the past two years - in hopes of profiting from the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CoStar Group

  2. To Of and Of Not

    Elaine Scott spotted what she tactfully calls "an unfortunate juxtaposition" in the May 23 Arkansas Times . Sitting right next to the "Words" column was an ad that said, "Thank you to all of our sponsors, audiences and volunteers for an amazing 7th Annual LRFF! We couldn't of done it without you!" by Doug Smith Elaine Scott spotted what she tactfully calls "an unfortunate juxtaposition" in the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

  3. Photos: Staten Island's Stapleton library reopens, to roars of approval

    "The juxtaposition of new to old," says the head architect, Andrew Berman, "was out of respect, not out of rejection."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance


  1. "We were a nine-time Grammy loser. Nine times," Sambora said. "The juxtaposition is really crazy."
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Richie Sambora Source: FOXNews

  2. "It's really quite an appropriate juxtaposition that today, 61 years after the temporary division of the Korean peninsula at the end of World War II, that we're electing the foreign minister of South Korea secretary general of this organisation and...
    on Oct 9, 2006 By: John Bolton Source: Independent Online

  3. "These canvasses often turn up mathematical mistakes and tabulation errors, juxtaposition of numbers, numbers being written in the wrong columns and attributed to the wrong candidate, and the canvasses correct those mistakes," said former...
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Ed Gillespie Source: International Herald Tribune

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