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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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The appositional secretion process of the enamel during its histogenesis creates a series of striations on the surface of the dental crown in the form of grooves known as Perikymata (Simmer & Hu, 20peri [phrase omitted] 'around' + kyma [phrase omitted] derived from the Greek words 'wave' (Cortes & Urena, 2011).
I might suggest that as to the fours, there is never any sequential order to them: they are appositional.
Granting the event a deeper profundity through the interplay of enjambment and parenthesis, the poem pushes us to ponder the appositional relation between making, doing, and having--to readdress the questions that Rodney King put forward, "here go a box with a lid on it," the poem later offers: "if you open it you can come into our world.
Following acute spinal cord injury, surgical implantation of the biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold within the decompressed and debrided injury epicenter is intended to support appositional healing, thereby reducing post-traumatic cavity formation, sparing white matter, and allowing neural regeneration across the healed wound epicenter.
Empathetic imagination" seems more appositional to Anderson's moral conception of cosmopolitanism and to the South African condition.
The emphatic character of these two forms is evidenced in Meyer's (1992) semantic classification of appositional types: for Meyer (1992), including (and by extension included too) is a marker of particularisation, not one of exemplification.
Furthermore, the anastomosis can be performed in a single layer or double layers using appositional suturing patterns (simple interrupted, simple continuous), as reported by Nasir Khan et al.
Her brother's IOP was normal but appositional angle closure was observed in both eyes.
It is an useful procedure to eliminate the appositional angle closure resulting from mechanisms other than pupillary block.
The two sides were positioned with resected ends adjacent to each other, and 1-3 (depending on lumen diameter) appositional, interrupted sutures were placed on the far wall of the intestine.
They have lower magnification but enable the gonioscopist to indent the angle in order to differentiate between appositional and synechial angle closure.
Note how the lack of punctuation invites us to understand the reference to Coke as somehow appositional to these Sicilian items, and this indeed is what a number of Pound's critics have done, discerning a connection in terms of subsequent references to King Frederick II, an enlightened ruler and lawmaker and also patron of the Sicilian School of Poetry (the Companion to The Cantos, for example, remarks without any real corroboration from the text that "Some of the precepts of the Magna Carta were maturing in Sicily under [Frederick's] direction.