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juxtaposition

noun

  1. (emplacement)  the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
    Synonyms: apposition, collocation. Type of: emplacement
  2. (place)  a side-by-side position
    Type of: position

Etymology summary

coined in French 17th century from Latin juxta "beside, near" + French position...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapose

[formal] the juxtaposition of two contrasting objects, images, or ideas is ... | [transitive] to place close together or side by side (21 of 403 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Juxtaposition [disambiguation]

the act or placement of two things near each other. Juxtaposition may also refer to: Juxtaposition Magazine, a student run Global Health magazine at the University of Toronto | a procedure of contrast (music) | Juxtaposition: Barons of Ceti V, a 1985 ... (40 of 133 words, 6 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapositions [plural] | juxtapositioned [past tense] | juxtapositioning [present participle]

The nearness of objects with no delimiter. (grammar) An absence of linking elements in a group of words that are listed together. | [math] An absence of operators in an expression. | [art] Two or more contrasting sounds, colours, styles etc. placed ... (40 of 111 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juxtaposition

Merriam-Webster:

juxtaposition | juxtapositional [adjective, related]

the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side ; also, the state of being so placed (22 of 45 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/juxtaposition

Oxford Dictionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapositional [derived]

the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect (14 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/juxtaposition

Cambridge Dictionary:

juxtapose | juxtaposition [noun, derived]

to put things which are not similar next to each other (11 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/juxtapose

Random House Dictionary:

juxtaposition

an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. | the state of being close together or side by ... (26 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/juxtaposition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

juxtaposition [countable/uncountable, formal] | juxtapositions [plural]

the process of juxtaposing things (5 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/juxtaposition

New World Dictionary:

juxtapose | juxtaposed [past tense] | juxtaposing [present participle] | juxtaposition [noun, related]

to put side by side or close together (8 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/juxtapose

American Heritage Dictionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapositional [adjective, related]

The act or an instance of juxtaposing or the state of being juxtaposed. (13 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/juxtaposition

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

juxtaposition

First use: 1660s

Origin: coined in French 17th century from Latin juxta "beside, near" + French position (see "position" (Noun)). Latin juxta is a ... (21 of 39 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=juxtaposition

Wiktionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapositions [plural] | juxtapositioned [past tense] | juxtapositioning [present participle]

Origin: French juxtaposition, from Latin iuxtā ("near") from Latin iungō ("to join") + French position ("position") from Latin pōnō ("to place").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juxtaposition

Collins Dictionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapose

First use: 19th century

Origin: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/juxtaposition

Merriam-Webster:

juxtaposition

First use: 1654

Origin: Latin juxta near + English position

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/juxtaposition

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

juxtapose

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "juxtaposition"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "juxtaposition"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/juxtapose

Macmillan British Dictionary:

juxtaposition [countable/uncountable, formal] | juxtapositions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/juxtaposition

Macmillan American Dictionary:

juxtaposition [countable/uncountable, formal] | juxtapositions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/juxtaposition

the Free Dictionary:

juxtaposition

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "juxtaposition" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/juxtaposition

Google Dictionary:

juxtaposition | juxtapositions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

juxtaposition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juxtaposition"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=juxtap​02 word=juxtaposition

YourDictionary Audio:

juxtaposition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juxtaposition" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/juxtaposition

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