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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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