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Definitions of apposition

  1. a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of adding; application; accretion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of placing side by side; the setting of a word or phrase beside another without a connective, by way of explanation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 1. The putting in contact of two substances. 2. Contact of two surfaces. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Contact; being together. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. The act of adding: state of being placed together or against: (gram.) the annexing of one noun to another, in the same case or relation, in order to explain or limit the first. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. The act of placing together or against; state of being so placed; the placing two nouns referring to the same subject, in the same case. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The relation between nouns in the same subject or predicate and in the same case. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A placing or being in immediate connection; application. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of adding to; addition; the placing of a noun in the same case with another which it attributively explains and defines. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of adding to; in gram., two nouns following each other in the same case, the latter explanatory of the former, or modifying it in some way. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The formation of successive layers in the growth of a cell wall; intussusception. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [Latin] The formation of successive layers in growth of a cell wall; cf. intussusception. na
  18. ap-poz-ish'un, n. the act of adding: state of being placed together or against: juxtaposition: (gram.) the annexing of one noun to another, in the same case or relation, in order to explain or limit the first: also used of a public disputation by scholars, and still the word in use for the 'Speech Day' at St Paul's School, London.--adjs. APPOSI'TIONAL; APPOS'ITIVE, placed in apposition. [See APPOSITE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Application (of seal); placing side by side; (Gram.) placing of word in syntactic parallelism with another, esp. addition of one noun to another. Hence appositional a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Contact of adjacent parts. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. The bringing of the lips of a wound or of the fragments of a broken bone into their proper relations. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. The contact of two surfaces. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. n. Act of adding; accretion; —the state of two nouns in the same case, without a connecting word between them. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The addition of new matter; in grammar, the putting of two nouns in the same case. Complete Dictionary
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