interposition(redirected from Interpositions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
v. in·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·ing, in·ter·pos·es
a. To insert or introduce between parts: The ice interposes a barrier between the harbor and the islands.
b. To place (oneself) between others or things.
2. To introduce or interject (a comment, for example) during discourse or a conversation. See Synonyms at introduce.
3. To exert (influence or authority) in order to interfere or intervene: interpose one's veto.
1. To come between things; assume an intervening position.
2. To come between the parties in a dispute; intervene.
3. To insert a remark, question, or argument.
[French, from Old French interposer, to intervene, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin interpōnere, to put between : inter-, inter- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
in′ter·po·si′tion (-pə-zĭsh′ən) n.
1. something interposed
2. the act of interposing or the state of being interposed
in•ter•po•si•tion(ˌɪn tər pəˈzɪʃ ən)
1. the act of interposing or the state of being interposed.
2. something interposed.
3. the doctrine that an individual state of the U.S. may oppose any federal action it believes encroaches on its sovereignty.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin interpositiō=interposi-, variant s. of interpōnere to place between]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||interposition - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts|
|2.||interposition - the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others|