juxtaposition


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jux·ta·po·si·tion

 (jŭk′stə-pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
The act or an instance of juxtaposing or the state of being juxtaposed.

jux′ta·po·si′tion·al adj.

jux•ta•po•si•tion

(ˌdʒʌk stə pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
2. the state of being close together.
[1655–65; < French < Latin juxtā side by side + French position position]
jux`ta•po•si′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juxtaposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side)juxtaposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
tessellation - the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern; "a tessellation of hexagons"
2.juxtaposition - a side-by-side position
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
Translations

juxtaposition

n (= act)Nebeneinanderstellung f; in juxtaposition (with each other)(direkt) nebeneinander

jux·ta·po·si·tion

n. yuxtaposición, aposición; posición adyacente.
References in classic literature ?
Thus also, those ancient cities which, from being at first only villages, have become, in course of time, large towns, are usually but ill laid out compared with the regularity constructed towns which a professional architect has freely planned on an open plain; so that although the several buildings of the former may often equal or surpass in beauty those of the latter, yet when one observes their indiscriminate juxtaposition, there a large one and here a small, and the consequent crookedness and irregularity of the streets, one is disposed to allege that chance rather than any human will guided by reason must have led to such an arrangement.
He found the count standing before some copies of Albano and Fattore that had been passed off to the banker as originals; but which, mere copies as they were, seemed to feel their degradation in being brought into juxtaposition with the gaudy colors that covered the ceiling.
After the eager rivalry and almost hostility displayed by these companies in their late campaigns, it might be expected that, when thus brought in juxtaposition, they would hold themselves warily and sternly aloof from each other, and, should they happen to come in contact, brawl and bloodshed would ensue.
We thus gain another letter, r, represented by (, with the words 'the tree' in juxtaposition.
If there were anything in recent juxtaposition to the attacked which would carry the scent, surely that would supply the missing cause.
From this day she forced herself to take pains to avoid him--never allowing herself, as formerly, to remain long in his company, even if their juxtaposition were purely accidental.
In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
Tis true that its height was made up of three Venetian plates of glass, placed one above another, and its breadth of three similar parallelograms in juxtaposition.
Nor did she look at the juxtaposition of cigar and finger, although she knew by the evidence of her nose that it still obtained.
At first Tarzan had been solely occupied by the remarkable juxtaposition of the spoor of Dango and Gomangani, but now his keen eyes caught something in the spoor of the little Gomangani which brought him to a sudden stop.
The tableau was pretty, but the pose and juxtaposition were too eloquent and evident to require explanation.
Nature had placed Nathaniel Pipkin's knees in very close juxtaposition, but when he heard old Lobbs demand his pipe, they knocked together, as if they were going to reduce each other to powder; for, depending from a couple of hooks, in the very closet in which he stood, was a large, brown-stemmed, silver- bowled pipe, which pipe he himself had seen in the mouth of old Lobbs, regularly every afternoon and evening, for the last five years.