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1. Grammar
a. A construction in which a noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic relation to the other elements in the sentence; for example, Copley and the painter in The painter Copley was born in Boston.
b. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
2. A placing side by side or next to each other.
3. Biology The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.

[Middle English apposicioun, from Latin appositiō, appositiōn-, from appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near; see apposite.]

ap′po·si′tion·al adj.
ap′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.appositional - relating to or being in apposition; "an appositive noun"


[ˌæpəˈzɪʃənl] ADJaposicional
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More angle structures may now/ be visible, which would confirm the presence of some appositional closure.
It has been suggested that this type of EH results from an interference in the usual ameloblastic activity during the appositional phase of enamel development; this hindrance in turn results in an area of disturbed matrix formation (5).
Thus, innovative bisociation--across the spectrum of humor, science, and art--resides in appositional and integrative cognizance, as discussed with ethical gravity in Koestler's chapter "The Night Journey--or the Meeting of the Tragic and Trivial Planes.
Appositional growth by deposition of matrix produced by osteoblasts and resorption of matrix by osteoclasts in order to increase the width of the bone, while at the same time maintaining a medullary cavity for bone marrow to reside in, and
Thus, in addition to the existence of the five criteria that Mintzberg describes, the sixth one may also serve in an appositional way to define an organizational structure.
In particular, the fact that the pelvic inlet also widened is evidence of true pelvic growth rather than simple appositional bone formation, Dahners said.
But this loss is modified with the appositional definition that follows.
The all-pervasive state repression of the Brezhnev era forced large numbers of artists into an appositional stance.
External validation of appositional disorder and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.
5,16) The trabecular bone is preserved, with moderate thickening of some of the lamellar bone trabeculae, cement lines, and appositional new bone formation or reactive sclerosis.
The former tends to appositional utterance (or to word replacement based on such predication), "my love's like a red red rose," or simply, Abie's "wild Irish rose.
The high condylectomy stops forward growth of the mandible, with only normal appositional growth remaining at pogonion and vertical alveolar growth if the surgery is performed before normal facial growth is completed (4, 15).