- n a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
- n (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
- n the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
- He models and commands the method, carries out the procedure, puts the parts into perfect apposition, but God knits the scar.
- The phrase "able Christus" was used in apposition to Anton Lang, the Oberammergau actor.
- Manifestly, no one is in apposition to give assurance that the proposed act will withstand Constitutional tests, for the simple fact that you can get not ten but a thousand .
- Penelope Lively in Washington Post
They were young,Lively tells us, "they were modern young, they saw themselves as in apposition to the assumptions and attitudes of conventional society."