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ap·po·site

 (ăp′ə-zĭt)
adj.
Appropriate or relevant: chose an apposite name for the dog; felt the comments were not apposite to the discussion.

[Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′po·site·ly adv.
ap′po·site·ness n.
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apposite

(ˈæpəzɪt)
adj
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
[C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place]
ˈappositely adv
ˈappositeness n
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ap•po•site

(ˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt)

adj.
suitable; apt; pertinent: an apposite answer.
[1615–25; < Latin appositus situated near, suitable, orig. past participle of appōnere. See appose]
ap′po•site•ly, adv.
ap′po•site•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apposite - being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature
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apposite

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apposite

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
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Translations

apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] ADJapropiado (to para)
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apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] adj (formal) (= relevant, apt) [theme, phrase] → pertinent(e)
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apposite

adj comment, phrasetreffend, passend; questionangebracht
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apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] adj (frm) (question, remark) → appropriato/a, pertinente
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References in classic literature ?
The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.
Of these the first is that they could never use words or other signs arranged in such a manner as is competent to us in order to declare our thoughts to others: for we may easily conceive a machine to be so constructed that it emits vocables, and even that it emits some correspondent to the action upon it of external objects which cause a change in its organs; for example, if touched in a particular place it may demand what we wish to say to it; if in another it may cry out that it is hurt, and such like; but not that it should arrange them variously so as appositely to reply to what is said in its presence, as men of the lowest grade of intellect can do.
Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide, he said, adding that the cause of death will be appositely ascertained after postmortem.
Heaven's expulsion of "us and our images" is exemplified, quite appositely, in the metamorphoses of a "voluminous master folded in fire," Phoebus:
The meeting also accorded approval to hold festival for appositely projecting the multifaceted history and culture of the Punjab province.
Logistic robots are self-directed floating devices enabling the easy transportation of assets/merchandises in an appositely designed logistic network.
After extensive negotiations with the small-town priest, a genial and wily fellow who in the movie version of his life could have been played appositely by Bing Crosby, I confess that I traded away the religious freedom of my own children.
Justice Ejaz Afzal, author of the hard-hitting majority opinion, appositely quoted Saghir Siddiqui's classic 'Be wajah tou nahin hain chaman ki tabhaiaan, Kuch baghban hain barq o sharar say milay huwai' whilst criticising the state machinery's corrupt and collusive role in facilitating exchange of expensive state land with low-priced land of Bahria Town.
We should also stop being 'naked emperors' ourselves and we should ensure that the other 'naked emperors' amongst us are appositely clothed.
To go back to the Econ 201 test question, the specific points on which each of these economists or journalists might have remarked "You should have listened to me"--or, more briefly (if not quite so appositely), "I told you so"--obviously differ.
The experimental values of [M.sub.r] for the two alkaline metals were calculated in terms of mmol of the metal per kg of the cement paste by using (1), the data of Tables 3 and 5, together with the mass ([m.sub.0]) of the monolithic specimen appositely weighted before the leaching test, and the volume ([V.sub.L]) of leaching solution.
And, yet more appositely, contrast Bernard Wicki's doomed teenage defenders of The Bridge (Das Brucke, 1959), whose readiness to die pointlessly for the SS is ideologically motivated by long indoctrination in the Hitler Youth.