apposition (n.)

  1. a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition'

  2. (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

  3. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors

    [ Syn: juxtaposition , collocation ]

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