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Definition 1: the act of positioning close together (or side by side) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where apposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors

Synonyms for apposition in the sense of this definition

(apposition is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in a certain place

(... is a kind of apposition ) the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern

"a tessellation of hexagons"

Definition 2: (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material - [noun denoting process]

(apposition is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

(apposition belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where apposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition

(apposition is a kind of ...) the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

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