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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Apposition \Ap`po*si"tion\, n. [L. appositio, fr. apponere: cf.
F. apposition. See Apposite.]
1. The act of adding; application; accretion.
It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.
2. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side;
also, the condition of being so placed.
3. (Gram.) 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.
Growth by apposition (Physiol.), a mode of growth
characteristic of non vascular tissues, in which nutritive
matter from the blood is transformed on the surface of an
organ into solid unorganized substance.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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, apposition, collocation]
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