Definition of Juxtaposition

1. Noun. The act of positioning close together (or side by side). "It is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"

Exact synonyms: Apposition, Collocation
Generic synonyms: Emplacement, Locating, Location, Placement, Position, Positioning
Specialized synonyms: Tessellation
Derivative terms: Appose, Collocate, Juxtapose

2. Noun. A side-by-side position.
Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Derivative terms: Juxtapose

Definition of Juxtaposition

1. n. A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.

Definition of Juxtaposition

1. Noun. The nearness of objects with no delimiter. ¹

2. Noun. The extra emphasis given to a comparison when the contrasted objects are close together. ¹

3. Verb. To place in juxtaposition. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Juxtaposition

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Juxtaposition

1. A position side by side. See: apposition, contiguity. Origin: L. Juxta, near to, + positio, a placing, fr. Pono, pp. Positus, to place (05 Mar 2000)

Juxtaposition Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Juxtaposition Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Juxtaposition

juxtaglomerular complex
juxtaglomerular granules
juxtamedullary glomerulus
juxtaphrenic peak
juxtaposition (current term)
juxtapupillary choroiditis
juxtarestiform body

Literary usage of Juxtaposition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and Their Applications to by Michel Eugène Chevreul, Charles Martel (1855)
"By juxtaposition, they become The colour of o = a + B + c', ... CHAPTER THE LAW OF SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST OF COLOURS, DEMONSTRATED BY THE juxtaposition OF A ..."

2. Textbook of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1882)
"Local Metamorphism (metamorphism of contact or juxtaposition). Bleaching is well seen at the surface, where heated volcanic vapours rise through tuffs or ..."

3. Elements of Art Criticism: Comprising a Treatise on the Principles of Man's by George Whitefield Samson (1876)
"THE GROUPING OF ORNAMENTAL TREES; AS TO juxtaposition ni GROVES, ... The juxtaposition of trees in groves, avenues and clumps may have reference to the ..."

4. The Law of Expert Testimony by Henry Wade Rogers (1891)
"Comparison by Experts of Writings in juxtaposition. 131. Statutory Provisions Concerning a Comparison of Writings. 132. Proof Under the Statutes. 133. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... the effect is evident in only a few simple cases: orange seems to be nearer than green when both occur in juxtaposition on the same surface, ..."

6. Principles of Secondary Education: A Text-book by Charles De Garmo (1913)
"juxtaposition vs. Succession in the Arrangement of Studies. Opinions of schoolmen as well as customs of countries differ as to what is the ideal program so ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Merely bringing old devices into juxtaposition, and there allowing each to work out its own effect without the production of something novel, ..."

8. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"The juxtaposition of superlatives the best, ... In ancient times this juxtaposition of adjectives with an article was not favoured, except where the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Juxtaposition

Search for Juxtaposition on!Search for Juxtaposition on!Search for Juxtaposition on Google!Search for Juxtaposition on Wikipedia!