Dictionary Results for apposition

1. apposition - noun

· a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"

Hypernym(s): modification, qualifying, limiting

2. apposition - noun

· (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

Hypernym(s): growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

3. apposition - noun

· the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"

Synonym(s): juxtaposition, collocation

Hypernym(s): placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement

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