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English noun: apposition

1. apposition a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows


Samples`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition.


Broader (hypernym)limiting, modification, qualifying

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


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny


Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. apposition (act) the act of positioning close together (or side by side)


SamplesIt is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors.


Synonymscollocation, juxtaposition


Broader (hypernym)emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning


Narrower (hyponym)tessellation









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